2007 Draft: A Look Back (Part Two)

With the end of the year rapidly approaching, what better time to look back at how 2007 Red Sox draftees fared? (Part one of two; rounds 21-47--FREE PREVIEW OF PREMIUM CONTENT!)

TWENTY-FIRST ROUND
654.) Aaron Reza, SS, Oklahoma
College: .332 w/39 RBI, 18 SBs in ‘07
Hit .200 with no homers, nine RBI and four stolen bases in 120 at-bats between Lowell, Greenville and Pawtucket. He didn't record an at-bat for the PawSox, but he did throw a scoreless inning for the Spinners Aug. 5.
Aaron Reza Q&A: CLICK HERE

TWENTY-SECOND ROUND
684.) Will Latimer, P, Trinidad State JUCO (CO)
College: 5-2 w/2.39 ERA, 3 CG, 38 Ks in 44 IP in ‘07
Went 1-0 with a 5.40 ERA, four walks and one strikeout in 3 1/3 innings over two appearances for the GCL Red Sox. Didn't pitch after June 26.

TWENTY-THIRD ROUND
714.) Drake Britton, P, Tomball HS (TX)
Texas A&M signee
Signed just before the Aug. 15 deadline but did not pitch in the minors.

TWENTY-FOURTH ROUND
744.) Matthew Pressly, OF, Cheyenne Mountain HS (CO)
High school: .481 w/5 HR, 24 RBI in '07; Arizona signee
Did not sign.

TWENTY-FIFTH ROUND
774.) Seth Garrison, P, Texas Christian
College: Elbow injury in '07; 23 Ks in 23 IP
Did not sign.

TWENTY-SIXTH ROUND
804.) Deshaun Brooks, 3B, Benedict College
College: All-Conference in ‘07
Hit .208 with two homers and 12 RBI in 101 at-bats for Lowell.
Deshaun Brooks Q&A:
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TWENTY-SEVENTH ROUND
834.) Yasmani Grandal, C, Miami Springs HS (FL)
High school: .444 w/13 HRs, 48 RBI in '07; Miami signee
Did not sign.

TWENTY-EIGHTH ROUND
864.) Nick Tepesch, P, Blue Springs HS (MO)
High school: 9-0 in '07 for state champs; Missouri signee
Did not sign.

TWENTY-NINTH ROUND
894.) Juan Carlin, P, Riverview HS (FL)
High school: Led team w/.458 BA in '07; South Florida signee
Did not sign.

THIRTIETH ROUND
924.) Will Vazquez, C, Kent State
College: .251 BA in '07; started 54 of 59 games
Hit .221 with no homers and 12 RBI in 86 at-bats for the GCL Red Sox and Lowell. Drew 12 walks and whiffed 20 times.
Will Vazquez Q&A:
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THIRTY-FIRST ROUND
954.) Daniel Buller, P, Fresno CC (CA)
College: 5-2, 52 Ks in 58 IP for conference champs in ‘07
Went 0-0 with a 4.00 ERA and one save in 12 games for the GCL Red Sox. Allowed 25 hits and eight walks while striking out 16 in 18 innings.

THIRTY-SECOND ROUND
983.) Ridge Carpenter, OF, Kalani HS (HI)
High school: .535 w/13 RBI in '07; Hartnell CC (CA) signee
Did not sign.

THIRTY-THIRD ROUND
1012.) Garrett Larsen, P, Texarkana College (TX)
College: Team fell one win shy of JUCO World Series
Did not sign.

THIRTY-FOURTH ROUND
1041.) Tony Bajoczky, P, Duke
College: Led team w/9 Ws, 3.22 ERA, 57 Ks in ‘07
Went 4-4 with a 3.09 ERA in 13 games (eight starts) between the GCL Red Sox, Lowell and Portland. Made one start for the Sea Dogs. Struck out 38 while walking just five in 55 1/3 innings and had a 29/1 K/BB ratio in the GCL.

THIRTY-FIFTH ROUND
1070.) Sean Tierney, P, Clover HS (VA)
High school: Virginia signee
Did not sign.

THIRTY-SIXTH ROUND
1099.) Scott Lyons, SS, Mt. San Antonio College (CA)
High school: .456 w/20 RBI in '07; Arkansas signee
Did not sign.

THIRTY-SEVENTH ROUND
1127.)
Scott Lonergan, P, Rice
College: 4-0, 3.21 ERA, 25 Ks in 28 IP in ‘07
Went 1-1 with a 5.04 ERA in 15 relief appearances for Lowell and Pawtucket. Allowed opposing batters to hit .303 against him. Was the only pitcher selected by the Sox in 2007 to reach Pawtucket.
Diehard Q&A: Scott Lonergan (Pt 1): CLICK HERE
Diehard Q&A: Scott Lonergan (Pt 2):
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THIRTY-EIGHTH ROUND
1155.) Derrick Stultz, P, Wharton HS (FL)
High school: Fastball hits 91 mph; South Florida signee
Did not sign.

THIRTY-NINTH ROUND
1183.) Jonathan Roof, SS, St. Mary's HS (KY)
High school: Michigan State signee
Did not sign.

FORTIETH ROUND
1211.) Ryan Fischer, P, Lodi HS (CA)
High school: 3.67 ERA, 57 Ks in '07; Pacific signee
Did not sign.

FORTY-FIRST ROUND
1237.) Mike Bourdon, C, NW Catholic HS (CT)
High school: 30 RBI for state finalists in ‘07
Did not sign.

FORTY-SECOND ROUND
1263.) Chad Povich, P, Dixie State College (CO)
College: Led team w/7 Ws, 4.06 ERA, 56 Ks in ‘07
Went 2-2 with a 6.46 ERA in 19 games between the GCL Red Sox, Lowell, Greenville and Portland. Gave up 46 hits but struck out 30 in 30 1/3 innings. Tossed 2 2/3 scoreless innings for Portland.

FORTY-THIRD ROUND
1289.) Scott Cure, P, Idalia HS (CO)
High school: 5-1, 0.95 ERA, 105 Ks in '07 for All-Stater
Did not sign.

FORTY-FOURTH ROUND
1315.) Emmanuel Solano, SS, Miami-Dade South CC (FL)
College: .341, 24 SBs in '07; 25 years old
Hit .274 with no homers, nine RBI in 95 at-bats for the GCL Red Sox. Had six stolen bases in 12 attempts.

FORTY-FIFTH ROUND
1340.) Peter Gilardo, C, Dominican College (NY)
College: 4 HR tied for team lead in ‘07
Hit .255 with one homer and three RBI in 55 at-bats for the GCL Red Sox. Swiped two bases in three attempts.

FORTY-SIXTH ROUND
1364.) Garrett Young, OF, Liberty University
College: .389, 8 HR, 46 RBI, .591 SLG led team in '07
Did not sign.


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