Sox Top Pick Trey Ball Makes Start
With all the talk at the trade deadline centering on Red Sox prospects, it is interesting to note that #1 draft pick in June, lefty pitcher Trey Ball, made his pro debut this week – two-thirds of an inning and a total of 25 pitches.
Ball gave up a college scholarship offer out of an Indiana high school to sign a pro deal with the Red Sox. The picked him with the 7th overall pick. He signed a $2.75-million-dollar bonus.
Monday night Ball started for the Gulf Coast League Sox team and the first batter he faced reached base on an error. Ball recorded two outs, walked a batter and when he gave up a double, two unearned runs scored.
Ball’s pro debut was over at 25 pitches. He was scheduled to pitch just one inning.
Keep in mind it’s the first game action for Ball in two months.