Mid-Atlantic Red Sox
High School Showcase Baseball Team
"Thanks to the players and coaches who have participated in the program during the last thirteen years, the Mid-Atlantic Red Sox has established itself as one of the elite showcase teams on the East Coast. The program takes great pride in providing opportunities, and assisting young men in fulfilling their academic and athletic goals of becoming student-athletes at the collegiate and professional levels."
- Allen Haines, General Manager
Mooney Named to NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List
University of Maryland Sophomore right-handed pitcher Kevin Mooney has been named to the initial watch list for the 10th annual National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year
Award, given to the nation’s top relief pitcher in NCAA Division I baseball.
Last season, Mooney nailed down nine saves for the Terps, which set a single-season freshman record for Maryland and is the second-highest single-season total all-time. The native of Forest Hill, MD,
made a team-high 28 appearances a season ago and posted a 2.18 ERA with 33 strikeouts in 41-1/3 innings of work.
The NCBWA's All-America Committee will select the winner, with this year's recipient to be announced during the 2014 College World Series.
Mid-Atlantic Red Sox Alumni
Pictured from left to right: Mid-Atlantic Red Sox Alumni Jason Lombardozzi (University of Florida), Steve Lombardozzi (Washington Nationals), Kevin Doherty (University of Virginia)
The Mid-Atlantic Red Sox are proud of the program's rich 15 year tradition. Click on the Alumni Page to see where our players are continuing their athletic and academic careers. Check back often for the latest updates!
4 Red Sox Alumni Selected in 2013 MLB Draft
The Mid-Atlantic Red Sox program has now had 36 players selected in the MLB First-Year Player Draft, including 32 draft picks in the last six years. The Red Sox have also had 7 players sign as undrafted free agents. The program’s rich 14-year tradition has produced over 300 collegiate baseball players from the Mid-Atlantic area.
Michael Mayers - St. Louis Cardinals, 3rd Round
Mid-Atlantic Red Sox alum Michael Mayers was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the third round (93rd overall) of the 2013 MLB Draft.
"It's a pretty amazing experience to be 21 years old and still be living the same dream you've had your whole life," Mayers said. "Just to be drafted by such a great organization, an organization that's respected all around baseball, it's definitely a huge honor."
In his first season with the Rebels, he finished with a 5.10 ERA, then last year he had a 3.50 ERA. His junior season, he lowered his ERA even further to 2.98.
Mayers also boosted his stock with a solid summer in the Cape Cod League, where he allowed 15 earned runs on 28 hits and seven walks while striking out 42 in 28 innings with the Bourne Braves last year.
He relies on his feel for the craft more than overpowering stuff, and scouts see him as a future Major League starter.
Mayers combines his low-90s fastball with a slider and changeup, which has plus potential. He struck out 141 batters in college.
"I can move my fastball in and out of the zone and kind of use that to set up my offspeed pitches," Mayers said, adding that his changeup is his favorite to throw. "It's fun to sit up there and play with. If you throw a fastball in and you throw a changeup, they think they're on it and it just baffles them."
He has good command of all three of his pitches. Without swing-and-miss stuff, Mayers will have to continue to refine his control in the Minors. He earns high marks for his makeup and poise on the mound.
"He's got a strong track record on top of it and we think he's got really solid pitchability," said Cardinals scouting director Dan Kantrovitz. "And there's more left in the tank. Maybe in a couple years, he's throwing mid-90s. He's a guy that we're pretty excited about."
Alex Murphy - Baltimore Orioles, 6th Round
Mid-Atlantic Red Sox alum Alex Murphy was selected in the 6th round of the 2013 MLB Draft by the Baltimore Orioles.
"It was such a good feeling," said Murphy, who graduated June 1 from Calvert Hall in Baltimore. "I knew it was coming and it still took the breath out of me. To see and hear my name go across the screen ..."
The 5'11", 210 lbs. catcher was named Maryland's Gatorade Player of the Year, posting impressive statistics during his senior season — a .475 batting average with 46 RBIs and just two strikeouts — which accompany solid abilities behind the plate and strong arm.
The Orioles' offer convinced Murphy to give up the chance to play at Wake Forest, where he expected to contribute immediately as a scholarship athlete.
Now, he has another destination in mind: Sarasota, Fla., site of the Orioles' spring training complex. It would be the first step on a path that could one day lead him to Camden Yards, where his father had season tickets along the third-base line while Murphy was growing up.
“It's a good area. There's good baseball around here,” Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said. "It's good to sign a local kid, because when the local boys do well, it paves the road for another generation of pro ballplayers.”
On Murphy, Duquette said “He's a big, strong kid. He has good range behind the plate. He has a quick delivery to second base. He comes from a good program, and we're happy to have him.
Harrison Musgrave - Philadelphia Phillies, 33rd Round
Mid-Atlantic Red Sox alum and West Virginia University left-handed pitcher Harrison Musgrave was selected in the 33rd round of the 2013 MLB draft by the Philadelphia Phillies. After missing the entire 2012 season with Tommy John surgery, Musgrave was named a Louisville Slugger NCAA Division I Second Team All-American for his performance in his sophomore season.
The lefty was also named Big 12 Pitcher of the Year in 2013,
finishing the season with a 2.17 ERA, striking out 81 batters and allowing 65 hits in 95.1 innings on his way to a 9-1 record for the Mountaineers.
Throughout WVU's first season in the Big 12, Musgrave earned Pitcher of the Week honors four times.
Jeff Kemp - Baltimore Orioles, 33rd Round
Mid-Atlantic Red Sox alum and Radford University shortstop Jeff Kemp became the 33rd-round selection of the Baltimore Orioles in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft. Kemp was the 999th overall pick.
All-Big South first-team selection for the second straight season and the 2013 Co-Big South Preseason Player of the Year.
Kemp was a 31st round selection of the Los Angeles Angels in 2012, but was the only Red Sox alum out of seven draftees who decided not to sign. As a returning senior, Kemp was an
Kemp batted .284 on the season and led the conference in home runs (10) and slugging percentage (.588) despite missing 12 games with a rib injury.
He finished his career at Radford tied for second in Highlander baseball history with 11 triples. He tallied 213 base hits, 43 doubles, 145 RBI, and 23 home runs in his collegiate baseball career.
Peter Solomon (2014, RHP, Mount St. Joseph, MD)
commits to University of Notre Dame!!!
Breen selected for Adenhart Courage Award
In 2009, tragedy struck Major League Baseball fans everywhere as Los Angeles Angels Pitcher Nick Adenhart was killed in a car accident just hours after throwing six scoreless innings. This tragedy hit close to home for many alumni, coaches, and players of the Mid-Atlantic Red Sox who watched or played against the Western Maryland native.
In 2010, the Adenhart family presented the first ever Nick Adenhart Courage Award at the Southern Maryland Baseball Camp. The recipient was Mid-Atlantic Red Sox alum Joe Giacchino. The 2011 Nick Adenhart Courage Award was recently presented to Red Sox alum Danny Breen. Danny will continue his collegiate career next year at Salisbury University. The Mid-Atlantic Red Sox are honored to have alumni be selected in consecutive years. The Mid-Atlantic Red Sox are proud of the program's rich history of having the type of players who display the character, perseverance, and courage recognized by the Adenhart family.