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Diehard Post-Draft Q&A: Jason McLeod

Power lefty Hagadone a surprise find for Sox at 55

Diehard spoke recently with Red Sox director of amateur scouting Jason McLeod, who oversaw the Sox' draft June 7-8. In part one of this premium Q&A, McLeod—who has broken down the draft process for Diehard readers in each of the last two years—discusses top picks Nick Hagadone and Ryan Dent and why the Sox were so willing to go young in this year's draft.

Diehard: With no pick until number 55, what were the first few hours of the draft like for you? Jason McLeod: Slow and depressing [laughs]. No. It was long, obviously, and this year was televised. The time between picks in the first round—it seemed like we were sitting there for quite some time before we got around to 55. But we knew that going in and I thought we did a very good job of preparing...

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