mike rikard

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Ryan Hannable
June 11, 2017 - 11:02 am
Each MLB draft is different and has its own challenges. This draft will be much different for the Red Sox than the past two seasons, which director of amateur scouting Mike Rikard acknowledged on Saturday during a pre-draft conference call. Last season the Red Sox had the No. 12 overall pick, which...
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Who will the next Andrew Benintendi be for the Red Sox? (Steven Branscombe/USA Today Sports)
Ryan Hannable
June 09, 2016 - 8:46 am
1. The Red Sox will have the No. 12 overall pick in Thursday night's MLB draft and even though it is only five picks after they selected No. 7 overall last year, there is a little bit of a different mindset going in. For director of amateur scouting Mike Rikard, who in his second year leading the...
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Ben Cherington
Ryan Hannable
June 08, 2015 - 7:46 pm
With the No. 7 overall pick in the MLB draft, it was a big deal for the Red Sox organization, as it's not very often they will have such a high pick -- it was the third time in 48 years they had a top 10 pick. Even with how important of a selection it was, the Red Sox had no doubts when they...
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The Red Sox selected LHP Trey Ball the last time they had the No. 7 overall pick in 2013. (Darrell Snow/Greenville Drive)
June 05, 2015 - 11:35 am
After the Red Sox make a selection with the seventh-overall pick in the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft Monday night, the organization will not select again until the third round. But, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington and first-year Director of Amateur Scouting Mike Rikard are staying...
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The Red Sox selected Michael Chavis in the first-round in the 2014 draft. The 2015 draft will be Red Sox Director of Amateur Scouting Mike Rikard's first draft leading the way. (Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Ryan Hannable
June 05, 2015 - 9:59 am
Monday night will be a big night for Red Sox Director of Amateur Scouting Mike Rikard. Rikard was promoted to the position this past offseason and Monday is his first big test with the 2015 MLB Draft. The Red Sox will have the No. 7 overall pick, which only adds to the excitement, but he also noted...
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Amiel Sawdaye
November 17, 2014 - 9:07 am
A considerable amount of shuffling has taken place within the Red Sox front office. Amiel Sawdaye, the Red Sox ' director of amateur scouting for the last five drafts, has been promoted to vice president with a focus on domestic and international scouting, a role comparable to the one that current...
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