06/11/09 8:25 PM ET
Yaz's grandson among Boston's picks
Right fielder expected to join Vanderbilt on full scholarship
By John Barone / MLB.com
The Red Sox took Michael Yastrzemski, the grandson of Hall of Fame left fielder Carl Yastrzemski, in the 36th round on Thursday. A 5-foot-11, 185-pound right fielder out of St. John's Prep in Danvers, Mass., the 18-year-old Yastrzemski has received a full scholarship to play at Vanderbilt University.
He is not expected to sign with the Sox.
"I just talked to [Michael]," Carl Yastrzemski said on Thursday. "He's excited. We're going to sit down and talk. He's going to have a decision to make."
Michael Yastrzemski joins 16th-round pick Luke Bard -- the brother of Red Sox reliever Daniel Bard -- and first-round selection Reymond Fuentes -- a cousin of Mets center fielder Carlos Beltran -- among Boston's 2009 Draft picks with family ties to professional baseball.
Inducted into the Hall in 1989, Carl Yastrzemski spent his entire 23-year career with the Red Sox. He was an 18-time All-Star, winning seven Gold Glove Awards and the 1967 American League Most Valuable Player Award.
"I am very thrilled about [Michael's selection] because of all of the people in the organization," the 69-year-old Yastrzemski said. "It's a first-class ownership. Everyone there is outstanding."
Red Sox -- Top five selections
|28||CF||Reymond Fuentes||Fernando Callejo HS|
|77||RHP||William Wilson||Texas A&M U|
|107||SS||David Renfroe||South Panola HS|
|138||CF||Jeremy Hazelbaker||Ball St U|
|168||LF||Seth Schwindenhammer||Limestone Community HS|
|Complete Red Sox Draft results >|
John Barone is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.