Raleigh’s News & Observer reported more:
Zebulon home-schooler selected in MLB Draft by R. Cory Smith
Patrick Goetze is 6-foot-6, has mechanics that repeat like clockwork on every pitch. He is rarely caught out of position, routinely leaving the mound to cover first or back up a throw.
These are among the qualities that the Boston Red Sox saw when they selected him in the 36th round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft on June 8. But the Zebulon native is much more than these attributes. His struggles and ability to overcome adversity have led him to this point.
It appears this talented pitcher, Patrick Goetze, is a good catch:
Though Goetze was hampered by injuries during his sophomore season and sidelined due to the elbow surgery named after former major league pitcher Tommy John, Warriors coach Warren Harvey said it was then that he began to show his true character and became a leader.
“He is just a great kid and has kept everything in perspective,” Harvey said. “He dealt with adversity with injuries and through all of that, he didn’t allow it to keep him from pursuing his goals. Patrick never missed a practice or a game while he was injured and helped motivate his teammates.