Red Sox Select Five Catchers in Final 20 Rounds of MLB Draft


The Red Sox completed drafting Wednesday, selecting its final 20 players to bring the number of total players drafted to 52.

The Red Sox kicked off the MLB draft by selecting infielder Kolbrin Vitek. Two players were selected in the supplemental round as compensation for losing Jason Bay and Billy Wagner on Monday. On Tuesday, the team participated in Rounds 2-30, with Rounds 31-50 finishing off the draft Wednesday.

The Red Sox made two notable selections. In the 36h round, Boston plucked Shane Rowland, a catcher from a Florida high school. Why is he notable? Because his father, Donnie, is the director of international scouting for the Yankees.

The Red Sox stayed in-house for their next notable pick, snagging Zach Kapstein from Tiverton High School in Rhode Island. Zach is the son of Red Sox executive Jeremy Kapstein, a former baseball agent currently running for the office of lieutenant governor in Rhode Island.

Below are the third day selections.

Round 31, No. 953: Dustin Renfroe, C, Copiah Academy (Miss.)
Round 32, No. 983: Jordan Alexander, CF, Vista High School (Ariz.)
Round 33, No. 1013: Mark Donham, RHP, Jupiter Community High School (Fla.)
Round 34, No. 1043: Michael Gleason, RHP, California State University, Chico
Round 35, No. 1073: Joshua Riddle, SS, Western Hills High School (Kent.)
Round 36, No. 1103: Shane Rowland, C, Tampa Catholic High School (Fla.)
Round 37, No. 1133: Aaron Jones, C, San Clemente High School (Calif.)
Round 38, No. 1163: Thomas Bourdon, OF, Northwest Catholic High School (Conn.)
Round 39, No. 1193: Nicholas Robinson, SS, North Central College
Round 40, No. 1123: Luke Yoder, LF, California Polytechnic Institute, San Luis Obispo
Round 41, No. 1253: Jayson Hernandez, C, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Round 42, No. 1283: Daniel Slania, RHP, Salpointe Catholic High School (Ariz.)
Round 43, No. 1313: Patrick Smith, CF, Redan High School (Georgia)
Round 44, No. 1343: Zach Kapstein, C, Tiverton High School (R.I.)
Round 45, No. 1373: James Kang, SS, Pomona-Pitzer College
Round 46, No. 1403: Jarrett Thomason, RHP, Eastside High School (S.C.)
Round 47, No. 1433: David Roseboom, LHP, Lasalle Institute
Round 48, No. 1463: Jared Autrey RHP, Stephenville High School (Texas)
Round 49, No. 1493: Trygg Larsson-Danforth, 1B, Yale University
Round 50, No. 1523: Weston Hoekel, RHP, Bishop Kenny High School, (Fla.)

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