RHP University of North Florida
From the school's Website
2006: Led the team with 29 appearances, all coming in relief ... led UNF with eight saves... tallied a 4-3 record and a 2.81 ERA over 41.2 innings of work... became the all-time saves leader on March 10 against Campbell, saving a 2-1 UNF victory for save No. 20 of his career...finished the season with 24 career saves... pitched two scoreless innings against UCF on Feb. 17 to help the Ospreys hold on for 1-0 win and earn his first win of the season... held right-handed hitters to a .214 batting average... finished second among relievers with 40 strikeouts and tallied four strikeouts in a game two times... surrendered 39 hits and 13 earned runs ... walked just 14 hitters and allowed only two home runs... tallied an 8.64 strikeouts per nine innings ratio
From soxprospects.com poster noblepap (well know on that as to who she is)
I don't think Josh was a "courtesy pick" unless the Red Sox are not being truthful which I guess could be. Cherington was worried that Josh would think exactly that and called to make sure he didn't think that but that they thought he'd go back to school and wouldn't sign. How clubs get such wrong information is amazing. There were several clubs that for whatever reason thought Josh was a senior sign, as Jonathan would say why go back for your senior year when all you are going to get is a box of Cracker Jacks with the prize a plane ticket. Well now all those worried about a starter for the Sox, Jonathan can now move into the rotation and Josh can close. It's been quite a day here, Jonathan is so happy for his brothers, Jeremy is at the batting cage so he will be ready to face Jonathan Jeremy is glad to be the Cubs first LHP pick. They are both anxious to start their careers and as Josh has said he will again have to prove everyone wrong that he belongs (just like he had to walk on at UNF) and he knows he will be compared to Jonathan and that is just fine it will make him want to fill those shoes all that much more.
Edited by drtooth, 24 June 2006 - 11:49 AM.