For Immediate Release
August 18, 2009
RED SOX SIGN 10 DRAFT SELECTIONS
BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox announced today that the club has signed 10 players selected in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, including shortstop David Renfroe (3rd round), right-handed pitchers Madison Younginer (7th round) and Kendal Volz (9th round), and outfielder Brandon Jacobs (10th round). Red Sox Director of Amateur Scouting Jason McLeod made the announcements.
Renfroe, 18, starred as both a shortstop and pitcher at South Panola (MS) High School, hitting .470 with six doubles, four triples, seven home runs, 35 RBI, 39 runs scored, 20 walks and 18 stolen bases as a senior in 2009. His father, Laddie Renfroe, appeared in four games in relief for the Cubs in 1991.
The 18-year-old Younginer was named the 2009 Gatorade South Carolina Baseball Player of the Year, going 4-0 with a 1.50 ERA and 33 strikeouts for Mauldin High School.
Volz, 21, went 12-15 with a 4.61 ERA in three seasons at Baylor University. His 228 strikeouts over 224.2 innings rank ninth on the school’s career strikeout list.
Jacobs, 18, hit .507 with six home runs and 31 RBI his season year in 2009 at Parkview (GA) High School where he also starred in football.
Also signing was shortstop Jason Thompson (11th round), third baseman Miles Head (26th round), right-handed pitchers Reynolds Parthemore (18th round), Alex Hassan (20th round) and Eric Curtis (28th round), and left-hander Shaughn Webb (31st round). Hassan, selected out of Duke University, is a native of Milton, MA and former four-year letter winner at Boston College High School.
Boston signed 26 of their 50 draft picks overall, including each of its first five selections and 14 of their top 15.
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