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Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington.
Everyone always wants to know what the Red Sox and Yankees are going to do in the draft, so why not touch on both of them individually?
We'll start with the Red Sox, who have the No. 24 overall pick and the No. 31 overall pick in the first round.
When you take a look at Boston's farm system as it stands right now, you'll notice that it's perilously thin on pitching depth. This is a pretty major concern seeing as how the pitching at the major league level has been underachieving for quite a while now.
They seem to have scored with 2011 pick Matt Barnes, who is quickly moving his way through the ranks. Since Barnes was one of the top college arms in last year's draft class, his success gives the Red Sox every excuse to go back to the well in the first round of this year's draft.
The Red Sox won't have a shot at any of the best college arms in the draft class, but they could definitely end up with one of the safer college arms in the draft. Pitchers such as Texas A&M's Michael Wacha, Mississippi State's Chris Stratton and Florida's Brian Johnson come to mind.
The goal for the Red Sox will be to find a pitcher who can advance through the ranks quickly. The way their pitching staff looks right now, they're going to need as much help at the major league level as they can get, and soon.