Royals select Luke Farrell in sixth round

Red Sox manager John Farrell is surely a proud father today. His youngest son, Northwestern righthander Luke Farrell, was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the sixth round of the amateur draft. Luke also turned 22 today.

Farrell was selected one pick after the Red Sox made their selection in the sixth round. Farrell told the Globe last week that he preferred his son go to a different organization.

Farrell was second-team All-Big 10 as a senior at Northwestern. In 2009 and 2011, Farrell had benign tumors removed from the right side of his jaw. But he returned to pitch well and now has a chance at pro ball.


John and Sue Farrell have three sons and all were drafted. Jeremy, an infielder, went to the Pirates in 2008 in the 8th round after playing at Virginia. He now plays in the White Sox organization.

Shane, a righthander out of Marshall, was taken in the 46th round by the Blue Jays in 2011. He now works for the Cubs in their baseball operations department.

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