With the 489th overall pick in the 2022 MLB first-year player draft, the Red Sox selected University of Southern Mississippi right-hander Garrett Ramsey.
College teammates with third-round selection Dalton Rogers, Ramsey is not regarded by any major publication as one of the top pitching prospects in this year’s draft class.
The 22-year-old made 21 relief appearances for the Golden Eagles this spring, posting a 2.61 ERA and 1.39 WHIP to go along with 45 strikeouts to 11 walks over 31 innings of work.
A native of Brandon, Miss., Ramsey began his collegiate career at Hinds Community College before transferring to Southern Miss. ahead of the 2021 campaign. The 6-foot-3, 194-pounder operates with a low-90s fastball as well as a slider, according to Perfect Game.
Ramsey, who turns 23 in late October, has at least one year of eligibility remaining. If he winds up signing with Boston it is worth mentioning that the allotted slot value for the 489th pick in this year’s draft come in at $125,000.
(Picture of Garrett Ramsey: University of Southern Mississippi Athletics)