Ruben Sosa was selected in the 23rd round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Houston Astros. Sosa began his professional career for the Greeneville Astros of the Appalachian League (Rookie) and after 39 games, he was promoted to the Class A Lexington Legends of the South Atlantic League for the duration of the 2011 season.
Although Sosa was drafted before donning a Seacoast uniform, the resident of Lawrence, MA, left a positive impression with the Arend family, who were scheduled to host him for the summer.
Sosa finished his rookie season with a .239 average and 20 RBI's.
(Photo: Sosa with Mavericks U13 Club player Jack Arend)