Sunday, February 10, 2008
Boswell picked 1st overall
The Sante Fe Fire Hawks nabbed pitcher Chris Boswell with the first overall pick. Family adviser Abdullah Woodward was confident that Boswell would agree to a deal in line with the $4 million bonus last year's top pick, Kevin Canseco signed for. Woodward has previously advised season 4 top overall pick, Brett Davis. No picks are expected to approach the record $16 million bonus paid by the Cincinnati to Manny Corey, the #5 pick in Season 4. Corey is hitting .295 with 10 HR's in this, his first big league season.
Boswell is a 5'10" lefty from St. Peter's, Missouri. Though undersized for a starting pitcher, Boswell generates enormous velocity, working at 91-93 and occasionally touching 95 mph with his fastball. Scouts have compared him to a young Francisco Liriano.