Even though his dad has plenty of ties to Boston, Gavin McCourt was surprised when he was drafted by the Red Sox in the 39th round of the First-Year Player Draft on Thursday.
McCourt, the youngest son of Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and CEO Jamie McCourt, was an All-League outfielder at North Hollywood (Calif.) Harvard-Westlake this season.
"I'm shocked," Gavin McCourt told the Los Angeles Times. "I didn't see that coming."
McCourt, who noted that the Red Sox are his second-favorite team behind the Dodgers, also told the newspaper that he'll be represented by his father, and not by an agent.
"I don't think Scott Boras would fit well into the family dynamics," said McCourt, who will have to decide if he'd rather walk-on at Stanford. "I think I'll let my dad represent me."
Rhett Bollinger is a reporter for MLB.com This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.