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GM Scouting Report: C, Kelly Shoppach

Catcher, Kelly Shoppach

Kelly Shoppach was selected in the 2nd round, with the 48th pick overall in the 2001 amatuer draft by the Boston Red Sox. Shoppach grew up in Fort Worth, Texas with his parents Kenny and Gail Shoppach. He played his high school ball at Brewer High School before moving on to Baylor University. Shoppach is your typical dirt dog player, all hustle and no stop in him, an attitude instilled in him by his father.

The 23 year old Shoppach missed the first month of this season with a rotator cuff injury that is now fully recovered. Shoppach is perhaps known more for his defense that his bat, but that just proves how good he is defensively. This is because he was named the Portland Pplayer of the Year by the Red Sox organization and was invited to Fenway Park for a pregame ceremony honoring the outstanding...

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