The pressure may be on Ben Crockett, but he doesn’t carry himself like someone feeling it.
The Masconomet and Harvard grad exudes a quiet, focused determination, traits that suit him well as the man in charge of guiding the future of the Red Sox to the big leagues.
As the club’s farm director, Crockett holds one of the most important jobs in the organization, particularly in light of the team’s reemphasis on building from within.
But Crockett wasn’t a glory seeker during his schoolboy days at Masco (where he was 1998 Herald Player of the Year) or later while setting single- game and season records for strikeouts at Harvard, and he’s not about to start now.
“It’s going to be a collective organizational challenge,” Crockett said. “Coming off a year we had last year, I think we all need to be better, and we all need to improve. It’s certainly exciting to have a group of players that we do here that may have a chance to take part in that, but as a whole, we’re all accountable to what happened last year and we’re all doing everything we can to not repeat it.”
Ben Crockett knows task, inside out
Boston Herald | Feb 10