The Boston Red Sox's 2012 campaign is now enshrined in history for all the wrong reasons.
Boston opened the year with high hopes with the largest payroll in its history, having recently signed several new faces in the front office and the clubhouse. Unfortunately, things didn’t quite go according to plan.
The Red Sox opened the year poorly and promptly dropped out of contention en route to a 93-loss season, the franchise’s worst showing in more than a decade.
After a complete overhaul of the team and coaching staff, the Red Sox are enjoying a rebound season this year that has allowed them to place 2012 squarely in the rear-view mirror. However, there is one bit of good news that came out of that disastrous year.
Because it finished so poorly, Boston was awarded the seventh overall pick in the 2013 first-year player draft. If general manager Ben Cherington and the Red Sox can turn that pick into a future star performer, the pain of 2012 may have been worth it.
In this article, I’ll be detailing not only that top draft pick, but also Boston’s entire list of 2013 draftees as they are made public. Enjoy!