The Red Sox just keep on selecting pitchers, as they used their fifth-round pick in the 2013 MLB draft to select lefty Corey Littrell from Kentucky. The junior impressed at Cape Cod, boosting his draft stock. MLB.com says that he's "more pitchability than pure stuff" with none of his four pitches grading out to be better than average offerings. A pitcher can make that work if he has consistent command and knows how to pitch to hitters, though, and that's why the Red Sox have picked him.
MLB.com goes on to say he could be a fast-moving mid-rotation or back-end starter, with the "at worst" scenario looking like left-handed reliever. Not bad at all for the fifth round. You can check out his stuff in the scouting video below:
So, that's four pitchers and one position player, a catcher, with the first five picks of the Red Sox. It'll be interesting to see who, if any, of this group will sign under slot -- Littrell was drafted right around where he was valued, asBaseball America rated him the #130 prospect in their top-500.
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