The name “Tim Federowicz” may not immediately ring a bell to Red Sox fans, but the catcher’s retirement after eight seasons in MLB highlights the strength of Boston’s 2008 draft class — particularly behind the plate.

Federowicz was drafted by the Red Sox in the seventh round out of the University of North Carolina, joining Ryan Lavarnway (sixth round, No. 202 overall) and Christian Vázquez (ninth round, No. 292).