July 29, 2013 at 10:09 AM
Trey Ball, the seventh overall pick in the 2013 draft, will make his professional debut this afternoon for the Gulf Coast League Red Sox. The left-handed pitcher gets the start in a 12:00 noon game against the GCL Rays.
Ball, 19, starred at New Castle (IN) High School, where he was named the USA Today High School Player of the Year and a Rawlings First-Team All-American. The highest selection by Boston since Trot Nixon was also taken seventh back in 1993, Ball received a signing bonus of $2.75 million. At 6-foot-6, 190 pounds, Ball throws a fastball that touches 95, which he complements with a changeup that has plus potential, and a curve in the 74-78 range.
Follow Ball and the rest of today's minor league action in the Gameday Thread in the SoxProspects.com forum.
Photo Credit: Trey Ball from baseballfactory.com