The Boston Red Sox selected Arizona State University shortstop Deven Marrero with their first-round pick, No. 24 overall, in last night's 2012 MLB First-Year Player draft.
ESPN Insider Keith Law (subscription required) had Marrero ranked as the No. 13 overall draft-eligible player and wrote that he value has dropped since he changed his swing and his offensive production dropped. Law projected that he would be taken eighth overall by the Pittsburgh Pirates, but he fell in the draft and Boston jumped at the opportunity to pick him up.
Even though he could still return to Arizona State for his senior season, I expect the Red Sox to make him an offer than he can't refuse so he can start playing in their minor league system as soon as possible.
Every team hopes to find that one guy in the draft that could turn their team around and help bring a World Series back to their hometown. The same goes for Marrero as the potential future shortstop of the Boston Red Sox.
With the organization's hopes high, here are five reasons why draft pick Deven Marrero could turn into a Red Sox superstar.