One of the top pitchers in recent Saint Joe's baseball history, Adam Boucher '20 was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 10th round of the 2023 MLB Draft on Monday.
Boucher, who starred for the Falcons from 2017-2020, was one of the best pitchers in the Atlantic Coastal Conference (ACC) for Duke University in 2023. Appearing primarily as a relief pitcher this season, Boucher pitched to a 4.65 ERA in 40 innings.
"We're so proud and happy for Adam and the Boucher family," Saint Joe's head coach Michael Murray said. "Days before the draft, Adam and I were texting about draft scenarios and what organizations would be great for him. The Rays were at the top of the list with their ability to develop cerebral and physically gifted arms like Adam. He landed in a great spot."
Despite missing his final high school season in 2020 due to COVID-19, Boucher built a stellar career at Saint Joe's, including a dominating junior campaign that culminated in a NJSIAA Non-Public A, South championship game appearance. During his junior season, Boucher went 7-1 with a 2.00 ERA and 80 strikeouts over 50 innings of work.
By the time he graduated in 2020, Boucher was widely considered one of the best high school baseball players in the state, rated the sixth-best right-hander and the No. 10 overall prospect in New Jersey.
"Adam's physical talents were obvious," Murray said, "but what was even greater to see was how he treated teammates and approached his work. We will see him in Tampa one day."
Boucher is the son of Matthew and Rebecca. He has two sisters, Merin and Simone. His younger brother, Troy Boucher '25, is a goalkeeper for the Saint Joe's soccer team.