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Diehard Q&A: Deshaun Brooks

Diehard spoke recently to Lowell infielder Deshaun Brooks, whom the Red Sox selected out of Division II Benedict College in the 26th round of the June draft. In this premium-only Q&A, Brooks—who hit .208 with two homers and 12 RBI in 101 at-bats—discusses how proud he is to be from the Virgin Islands and Benedict, why he switched positions with the Spinners and the challenge of losing weight.

What did it mean to be the first player drafted out of Benedict in 11 years? Deshaun Brooks: That means a lot. I worked hard, it finally paid off. It's great to be able to represent the school and everything. Were you expecting to be drafted in June? Deshaun Brooks: I had a couple teams watching me, but I wasn't sure if they were going to pick me or not. I wasn't really sure. But when I got...

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