Red Sox Draft Picks: Boston Ends Draft With 30 Selections On Final Day

Karsten WhitsonThe 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft ended Saturday. The Boston Red Sox made 30 selections in Rounds 11-40 on the final day.

The Red Sox selected 18 pitchers (15 right-handers, three left-handers), 10 infielders, seven outfielders and six catchers overall in this year’s draft.  Of the 41 players drafted, 16 are from high school and 25 are from college.

“We think this year’s draft added a great potential crop of talent to our organization,” Red Sox director of amateur scouting Amiel Sawdaye said in a press release. “Our entire scouting department worked tirelessly to prepare for these last three days, and we are eager to begin to develop the pitchers and position players we’ve selected.”

The Red Sox began their 2014 draft by selecting shortstop Michael Chavis 26th overall. Boston also selected right-hander Michael Kopech (33) and first baseman Sam Travis (67) on Day 1.

All of Boston’s 41 draft selections are listed below.

Round- Player, Position, School, Hometown
1- Michael Chavis, SS, Sprayberry High School, Marietta, Ga.
1- Michael Kopech, RHP, Mt. Pleasant High School, Mt. Pleasant, Texas
2- Sam Travis, 1B, Indiana University, Orland Park, Ill.
3- Jake Cosart, RHP, Seminole State College of Florida, Friendswood, Texas
4- Kevin McAvoy, RHP, Bryant University, Syracuse, N.Y.
5- Josh Ockimey, 1B, Ss. Neumann Goretti High School, Philadelphia, Pa.
6- Danny Mars, CF, Chipola College, Sarasota, Fla.
7- Reed Reilly, RHP, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Dana Point, Calif.
8- Ben Moore, C, University of Alabama, Cullman, Ala.
9- Kevin Steen, RHP, Oak Ridge High School, Oak Ridge, Tenn.
10- Cole Sturgeon, OF, University of Louisville, Owensboro, Ky.
11- Karsten Whitson, RHP, University of Florida, Chipley, Fla.
12- Jalen Beeks, LHP, University of Arkansas, Prairie Grove, Ariz.
13- Chandler Shepherd, RHP, University of Kentucky, Louisa, Ky.
14- Jordan Procyshen, C, Northern Kentucky University, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada
15- Trenton Kemp, CF, Buchanan High School, Clovis, Calif.
16- Michael Gunn, LHP, University of Arkansas, Wilson, Ariz.
17- Jeremy Rivera, SS, El Paso Community College, Florida, P.R.
18- Jordan Betts, 3B, Duke University, Wilmington, N.C.
19- Tyler Hill, CF, Delaware Military Academy Wilmington, Del.
20- Devon Fisher, C, Western Branch High School, Portsmouth, Va.
21- Ian Rice, C, Chipola College, Huntsville, Ala.
22- J.J. Matijevic, SS, Norwin High School, North Huntingdon, Pa.
23- Derek Miller, CF, University of Texas-Arlington, Round Rock, Texas
24- Francisco Tellez, 1B, University of California-Riverside, La Mesa, Calif.
25- Gabe Klobosits, RHP, Galveston College, Katy, Texas
26- Ryan Harris, RHP, University of Florida, Jupiter, Fla.
27- Taylor Nunez, RHP, Southern Mississippi University, Slidell, La.
28- David Peterson, LHP, Regis Jesuit High School, Aurora, Colo.
29- Josh Pennington, RHP, Lower Cape May Regional HS, Cape May, N.J.
30- Jeren Kendall, CF, Holmen High School, Holmen, Wis.
31- Alex McKeon, C, Texas A&M International University, East Fishkill, NY
32- Case Rolen, RHP, Sherman High School, Sherman, Texas
33- Luis Alvarado, RF, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Salinas, P.R.
34- Kuehl McEachern, RHP, Flagler College, Eustis, FL
35- Ross Puskarich, 3B, Liberty High School, Bakersfield, Calif.
36- Bradley Wilpon, RHP, The Brunswick School, Greenwich, Conn.
37- Hector Lorenzana, SS, University of Oklahoma, San Diego, Calif.
38- Brandon Show, RHP, University of San Diego, Las Vegas, Nev.
39- Mike Gretler, SS, Bonney Lake High School, Bonney Lake, Wash.
40- Joseph Winterburn, C, University of La Verne, Glendora, Calif.

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