Pat Light

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Patrick James Light

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pat Light was a supplemental first-round pick in the 2012 amateur draft.

Light was 20-0 with a 1.52 ERA in high school, the best record in his conference's history. The Minnesota Twins took him in the 28th round of the 2009 amateur draft. He went on to college instead, where he struggled at 2-6, 6.12 with a save as a freshman at Monmouth University. He improved to 4-5, 4.04 as a sophomore. His junior year, he blossomed. He went 8-3 with a 2.60 ERA and a school-record 102 whiffs in 101 1/3 innings. He only walked 16. He was named third-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball and the American Baseball Coaches Association. He was then taken by the Boston Red Sox with their third pick of the 2012 amateur draft (after Deven Marrero and Brian Johnson), 37th overall. The choice was compensation for the loss of Jonathan Papelbon to free agency.

Scouted by Ray Fagnant, he soon signed for a $1 million bonus and made his pro debut with the Lowell Spinners on July 9th. Facing the Batavia Muckdogs, he was roughed up for five hits, a walk and two runs in two innings in taking the loss.

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