Barnegat's Jason Groome ranked as No. 1 prospect in Red Sox system

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Barnegat's Jason Groome ranked as No. 1 prospect in Red Sox system
Barnegat's Jason Groome ranked as No. 1 prospect in Red Sox system

Jason Groome, a Barnegat High School grad, is the No. 1-ranked prospect in the Boston Red Sox minor league system according to Baseball Prospectus. Groome, a 6-foot-6. 220-pound, left-hander, was the 12th overall selection and No. 1 pick of the Red Sox in the 2016 MLB Draft. Groome is the No. 29 prospect in all of baseball according to Baseball Prospectus, the No. 43 prospect according to MLB.com and the No. 43 overall prospect according to Baseball America. Last season, his first full season as a profession, Groome's progress was slowed by injury. He saw time at both Greeville, S.C. of the South Atlantic League and Lowell, Mass. of the New York-Penn League. He was 3-9 with combined 5.69 ERA.

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