Peter Gammons has taken his Hall of Fame career well beyond New England, but he’s never lost track of his roots.
The advocate for all things New England Baseball has continued to promote local teams, coaches and players since he started writing about baseball 50 years ago. The Groton, Mass., native has covered baseball for outlets such as The Boston Globe, Sports Illustrated and ESPN. He is currently a contributor to The Athletic and the MLB Network.
In the most recent New England Baseball Journal Podcast, Gammons talks with host Dan Guttenplan about the top New England prospects heading into what should be a fruitful 2021 MLB Draft for locals. In fact, when MLB released its 2021 MLB Draft Top 100 Prospects list, six players with New England ties ranked among the top 45 players.
Gammons saw the region’s top high school prospect — Dexter School senior Josh Baez — at last summer’s Area Code Games tryouts. He believes Baez will be forced to decide this June between a scholarship offer at Vanderbilt or a potential seven-figure signing bonus from an MLB team.