Red Sox take power-hitting HS third baseman Blaze Jordan


While the Red Sox' first pick of infielder Nick Yorke was scrutinized by some, considering the selection a reach, there were few debating the value of their third-round selection.

With the 89th overall pick in the Major League Baseball Draft, the Sox selected high school third baseman Blaze Jordan.

The DeSoto Central (MS) High product has been committed to play at Mississippi State since 8th-grade, having hit a 395-foot home run in a national competition at the Ballpark in Arlington at just 11 years old. Last summer Jordan won the Home Run Derby for high schoolers at All-Star Weekend in Cleveland.

Jordan was ranked as the No. 42 overall prospect by coming into the Draft.

The Gatorade Player of the Year for Mississippi in the shortened 2020 season finished his high school career hitting .440 with 19 homers, leading his team to back-to-back state titles in 2018 and '19.

Such a crazy experience in Cleveland tonight, hitting in front of 45,000 fans is every kids dream. Blessed for this opportunity and being able to come out with the W!

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