Q&A with Red Sox 1st Round Pick Deven Marrero

The Boston Red Sox selected shortstop Deven Marrero out of Arizona State University in the first round of the 2012 MLB Draft. We sat down with him for a Q&A session to get his thoughts on being drafted by the Red Sox, to get an idea on his game, how it's going in Lowell, and much more.

DiehardMagazine.com: Tell us what it feels like to be selected by the Red Sox?

Deven Marrero: It feels great. This is the best organization in baseball, you know. It's a first class team, and I'm excited to be playing for an organization like that.

DiehardMagazine.com: Talk about your game a little bit. What type of player are you and how do you see yourself fitting in with the Red Sox?

Marrero: I'm a scrappy player. I'm a player that hits to the gaps, steals a couple bags, play great defense, and really just plays the Sun Devil way, which is to play hard and play the game the right way.

DiehardMagazine.com: Did you ever meet former Sun Devil Dustin Pedroia prior to your trip to Fenway a couple weeks ago?

Marrero: Yes I did, he goes to ASU every once in awhile, and he's taught me a couple things. He's just a great guy who loves playing the game of baseball and plays it hard everyday.

DiehardMagazine.com: What are your strengths and your weaknesses?

Merrero: My biggest strength right now is probably my knowledge of the game, and the love I have for the game. I play hard and just love being out there, which I think helps me stay in the game and play to the best of my abilities. As far as weaknesses, I'd like to just get better at every aspect of the game; my defense, my hitting, and just all of the little things that can make a difference on the field.

DiehardMagazine.com: Were you expecting to be drafted by the Red Sox or were you surprised when they selected you?

Marrero: Honestly I wasn't expecting anything, I was just waiting to hear my name and I'm glad I was picked by the Red Sox. This is a great organization with it's fans and it's history, and I'm glad I'm getting to be a part of it.

DiehardMagazine.com: What would you say is your best moment in baseball and why?

Marrero: Probably when we played in the NCAA Super Regional my freshman year, we beat Arkansas in two 12-inning games to go the College World Series and it was just a great experience, especially as a freshman.

DiehardMagazine.com: Who was your favorite team and player growing up?

Marrero: I didn't have a favorite team growing up, but I would say my favorite player is Rey Ordonez. He is my idol and he and my father, who is Cuban, taught me how to play. I come from a baseball family and I have cousins who have played in the minors and in the major leagues.

DiehardMagazine.com: How has your time been in Lowell thus far?

Marrero: Lowell has been great. I'm playing with guys who want to win everyday, and everyone plays hard and gets a long. It's really awesome here, and the fans are great. We're all just having a great time playing ball.


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\r\nDeven Marrero: It feels great. This is the best organization in baseball, you know. It's a first class team, and I'm excited to be playing for an organization like that.
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\r\nDiehardMagazine.com: Talk about your game a little bit. What type of player are you and how do you see yourself fitting in with the Red Sox?
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\r\nMarrero: I'm a scrappy player. I'm a player that hits to the gaps, steals a couple bags, play great defense, and really just plays the Sun Devil way, which is to play hard and play the game the right way.
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\r\nDiehardMagazine.com: Did you ever meet former Sun Devil Dustin Pedroia prior to your trip to Fenway a couple weeks ago?
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\r\nMarrero: Yes I did, he goes to ASU every once in awhile, and he's taught me a couple things. He's just a great guy who loves playing the game of baseball and plays it hard everyday.
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\r\nDiehardMagazine.com: What are your strengths and your weaknesses?
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\r\nMerrero: My biggest strength right now is probably my knowledge of the game, and the love I have for the game. I play hard and just love being out there, which I think helps me stay in the game and play to the best of my abilities. As far as weaknesses, I'd like to just get better at every aspect of the game; my defense, my hitting, and just all of the little things that can make a difference on the field.
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\r\nDiehardMagazine.com: Were you expecting to be drafted by the Red Sox or were you surprised when they selected you?
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\r\nMarrero: Honestly I wasn't expecting anything, I was just waiting to hear my name and I'm glad I was picked by the Red Sox. This is a great organization with it's fans and it's history, and I'm glad I'm getting to be a part of it.
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\r\nDiehardMagazine.com: What would you say is your best moment in baseball and why?
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\r\nMarrero: Probably when we played in the NCAA Super Regional my freshman year, we beat Arkansas in two 12-inning games to go the College World Series and it was just a great experience, especially as a freshman.
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\r\nDiehardMagazine.com: Who was your favorite team and player growing up?
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\r\nMarrero: I didn't have a favorite team growing up, but I would say my favorite player is Rey Ordonez. He is my idol and he and my father, who is Cuban, taught me how to play. I come from a baseball family and I have cousins who have played in the minors and in the major leagues.
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\r\nDiehardMagazine.com: How has your time been in Lowell thus far?
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\r\nMarrero: Lowell has been great. I'm playing with guys who want to win everyday, and everyone plays hard and gets a long. It's really awesome here, and the fans are great. We're all just having a great time playing ball.
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