- He was a high school sprint champion.
- He won the letter 'Y' in a game of poker with Cla Meredith when the two were teammates in A ball.
- He was arrested for stealing 29 laptops from his high school and selling them.
- He turned down scholarship offers to play wide receiver at Texas and Notre Dame.
- He has a tattoo of the Texas state flag on his left biceps.
- He was drafted with a pick the Red Sox received as compensation for losing Pedro Martínez to free agency.
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