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Red Sox tab athletic outfielder Forrestt Allday in eighth round

06.07.13 at 10:24 pm ET

With their eighth-round selection, the Red Sox took an athletic senior outfielder out of the University of Central Arkansas, senior Forrestt Allday. Allday hit .365 with a .503 OBP (fifth best in the country), .472 slugging mark, three homers and 15 steals in 2013. In a press release, Central Arkansas coach Allen Gum raved about his player.

“I’€™m just so happy for Forrestt. It just shows that good things come to those that work hard,” said Gum. ‘€œHis name fits him, no question… Allday, everyday. He got better in every phase of the game. He increased his power, increased his speed, increased his arm. It’€™s great to see him recognized because he’€™s a tremendous baseball player. We were blessed and fortunate to have him as a part of our program.”

As a college senior, Forrestt represents a player who is likely ready to accept a below-slot bonus. Perhaps he can use some of it to recoup the costs associated with the shopping trip that became necessary after the draft.

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