2014 mlb draft

June 06, 2014 - 3:13 pm
The Red Sox closed out their all-important first 10 rounds by grabbing two-way player Cole Sturgeon , a 22-year-old senior, out of Louisville . The left-handed hitting, left-handed throwing Sturgeon hit .325 with a .410 OBP, .468 slugging mark, two homers and 18 steals as a senior, wrapping up a...
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June 06, 2014 - 2:47 pm
The last time the Red Sox took a two-sport baseball and basketball player whom they signed away from a scholarship at Tennessee, it worked out well. But Kevin Steen isn't Mookie Betts . Still, the Red Sox liked the 18-year-old right-handed pitcher out of Oak Ridge High School (Tenn.), and tabbed...
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June 06, 2014 - 1:55 pm
In the eighth round, the Red Sox added a college position player in Ben Moore from the University of Alabama. The 21-year-old burst onto the scene as a freshman All-American in 2012, when he hit .342 with a .412 OBP and .432 slugging mark. The average and OBP ultimately represented high-water marks...
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June 06, 2014 - 12:14 pm
With their sixth-round pick (No. 194 overall), the Red Sox selected switch-hitting outfielder Danny Mars, a 20-year-old from Chipola College. Mars hit .380/.460/.584 with four homers and 25 steals in 2014. Evidently, he's a soccer fan, as he cites Neymar as his favorite athlete. He is slated to...
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June 06, 2014 - 11:23 am
With their fifth-round pick (No. 164 overall), the Red Sox selected first baseman Josh Ockimey out of Neumann Goretti High School in Philadelphia. Ockimey, 18, is something of a giant, already standing at 6-foot-4 and 220 pound. Ockimey has a commitment to Indiana University -- where he presumably...
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June 06, 2014 - 10:01 am
The Red Sox started their second day of the draft by selecting 20-year-old right-hander Jake Cosart out of Seminole State College in Florida. Jake is the brother of Astros pitcher Jarred Cosart , who saw his velocity jump in 2014 from the high-80s to the low- to mid-90s, topping out at 98 mph. The...
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June 06, 2014 - 8:19 am
Red Sox amateur scouting director Amiel Sawdaye , in a conference call to discuss his team's three day one picks in the 2014 Major League Baseball draft, expressed excitement about the ability to add premium power to the organization -- both in the form of high school infielder Michael Chavis and...
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June 05, 2014 - 7:48 pm
With their second-round pick (No. 67 overall) and third (and final) pick of the first night of the draft, the Red Sox selected Sam Travis , a first baseman out of Indiana University. Travis hit .347/.415/.576 in 59 games as a junior with 12 homers and 30 extra-base hits. He spent his entire college...
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June 05, 2014 - 7:29 pm
Michael Chavis was nervous when he woke up on Thursday, alert with the energy of the imminent fulfillment of a dream. "I was expecting to go somewhere between pick 16 and beyond that. Around 32 would be my ending point," Chavis, a power-hitting high school shortstop who may see time at second and...
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June 05, 2014 - 6:18 pm
After the Red Sox took power-hitting high schooler Michael Chavis with their initial selection of the first round (No. 26 overall), the team used its second first-round selection (compensation for the loss of outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury ) to select high school right-hander Michael Kopech out of...
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