Major League Baseball has been trying to draw more attention to its annual amateur draft in recent years. The first round is now televised on MLB Network and each team sends a representative.
The great Dwight Evans will be on hand for the Red Sox this year. The draft starts on June 4 in scenic Secaucus, N.J.
The Sox are picking 24th, 31st and 37th in the first round.Then 87th, 118th, and 151st. The 31st and 37th picks are compensation for Jonathan Papelbon.
Perhaps the exposure will help Evans get included on the next veterans committee ballot for the Hall of Fame. As Patrick Languzzi details on his web site, Evans clearly belongs.