Devlin Granberg, a 2014 graduate of Holy Family High School, was selected by the Boston Red Sox during the sixth round of the 2018 Major League Baseball amateur draft on Tuesday, becoming the second player with local ties to be taken in this year's draft.
Granberg, who played the past two seasons at Dallas Baptist University, was taken 190th overall. A 6-foot-2, 224 pound outfielder, he hit a school-record .443 this past spring, to go along 70 RBI and 13 home runs. He was named the Joe Carter Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year, and won his second-consecutive MVC batting title.
At Holy Family, Granberg helped lead the Tigers to back-to-back 3A state championships in 2013-14, hitting .456 his senior year. He was also a member of the Holy Family basketball team that won a state title his senior season.
After high school, Granberg played one season at Creighton, before moving to Cisco College as a sophomore. He led the Wranglers to a fifth-place finish in the NJCAA Division I World Series, hitting .535 with seven homers and 57 RBI. He was named the Marucci Elite Hitter of the Junior College World Series and to the All-Tournament team after hitting .688, tying three others, including Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett, for the highest batting average in the history of the JUCO World Series.
Granberg joined Dallas Baptist for his junior season, becoming the first player in school history to win the MVC batting title after posting a .359 average.
On Monday, former Silver Creek pitcher Cole Winn was taken in the first round of the draft, 15th overall by the Texas Rangers. The draft is scheduled to wrap up on Wednesday.