Scott Levesque Managing Editor
Sorry Texas, but Trey Ball won't be hooking any horns anytime soon. The number seven pick in the 2013 MLB draft signed with the Red Sox yesterday for a bonus of $2.75 million.
Ball signed his contact in Boston and the Red Sox organization rolled out the, proverbial, red carpet for their highest draft pick since Trot Nixon (1993) - including an infamous Duck Tour, a day around Fenway Park, and a heavy dose of Red Sox star Dustin Pedroia.
"[They were all saying] hurry up and get here," Ball said. "Dustin Pedroia was like, 'Hurry up so I can retire!' and all that. He was giving me a hard time, but it was a good time." Ball continued, "It's been amazing. It's been a blast out there with all the guys. Growing up, all I wanted to do was be a baseball player. Being able to potentially fulfill that, it's a great honor."
With the signing of Ball complete, the high expectations and pressure to perform will steadily grow as the 18-year old begins his career within the Red Sox organization. However, before we start jumping on (or off) the Trey Ball bandwagon, let's just enjoy the fact that this 18-year old has achieved a small part of his dream.