BEN CROCKETT (1998 MASCO & HARVARD 2002 GRAD) PROMOTED TO RED SOX SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT of BASEBALL OPERATIONS

Posted by Peter Delani on 2/7/2021 10:00:00 AM

Ben Crockett a 1998 Masconomet High School Graduate who went on to star collegiately for Harvard Baseball and who was subsequently drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 3rd Round of the 2002 MLB Draft has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations with the Boston Red Sox.  See release below:

Ben

 

Red Sox promote Ben Crockett to senior vice president of baseball operations, Brian Abraham to director of player development in slew of personnel moves

The Red Sox announced several major- and minor-league personnel moves on Friday afternoon, highlighted by Ben Crockett being promoted to the club’s senior vice president of baseball operations and Brian Abraham being promoted to the club’s director of player development.

 

Crockett, 41, previously served as Boston’s vice president of player development from 2016-2020 and has been with the organization since 2007 after interning in their baseball operations department.

 

Crockett, a Topsfield, Mass. native, played college baseball at Harvard University, and emerged as a legitimate right-handed pitching prospect there as evidenced by him getting drafted twice.

 

The first time around, Crockett — a junior — was selected by the Red Sox in the 10th round of the 2001 amateur draft. He did not sign with his hometown team.

 

The second time around, Crockett — now a senior — was selected by the Rockies in the third round of the 2002 amateur draft. He went on to sign with Colorado and spend five years in their minor-league system.

 

Since calling it a playing career, Crockett has undertaken a variety of roles within the Red Sox’ scouting and player development machine. From 2008-2009, he served as an advance scouting coordinator; from 2010-2011, he served as assistant director of player development; and from 2012-2016, he served as director of player development.