Red Sox wrap up Day 2 of MLB draft with 3 college players, 1 high school pitcher

June 09, 2015 - 2:56 pm
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The Red Sox used their seventh-round pick to select right-handed pitcher Ben Taylor out of the University of South Alabama 201st overall. Taylor, a senior, went 6-3 with a 1.48 ERA in 25 relief appearances this season. He pitched 42 2/3 innings, recording 68 strikeouts and holding opponents to a .181 average. As a junior, the 6-foot, 3-inch Montgomery, Alabama native made 16 appearances, including two starts. He finished the year 3-5 with one save. Taylor struck out 48 in 37 1/3 innings. The Red Sox selected a left-handed pitcher in the eighth round, taking Logan Allen out of Florida'€™s IMG Academy with pick No. 231. A Fletcher, North Carolina native, he's committed to the University of South Carolina, Allen is listed at 6-foot-3, 205 pounds. He finished the 2015 season a perfect 9-0 with an 0.87 ERA and 73 strikeouts. In the ninth round, the Red Sox took Tucker Tubbs, a first baseman from the University of Memphis, with the 261st-overall pick. The senior, who bats and throws right-handed, started all 58 games for the Tigers this season and hit .305. Tubbs led Memphis in home runs with 17, and RBIs with 55. He made five errors at first base in 601 chances for a .992 fielding percentage. The Collierville, Tennessee native is listed at 6-foot-4 and weighs 205 pounds. The Red Sox'€™ final pick of day two of the draft was Gonzaga University third baseman Mitchell Gunsolas, selected in the 10th round with pick No. 291. Gunsolas earned First Team All-West Coast Conference and WCC All-Academic honors at the end of his 2015 campaign. He hit a career-high .353 and led the Bulldogs with seven home runs. Gunsolas collected 34 RBIs, the second-most on the team. The 6-foot, 200-pound Kenmore, Washington native bats lefty and throws with his righty. For more draft and Red Sox news, check out weei.com/redsox.

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