Red Sox Sign 14 of Top 15 Draft Picks, Including Pitchers Anthony Ranaudo, Brandon Workman

The Red Sox may have had Monday off, but the front office couldn't have been busier.

The Sox announced the signing of seven players selected in the 2010 first-year player draft, including right-handed pitchers Anthony Ranaudo (supplemental first round), Brandon Workman (second round) and Matthew Price (eighth round), shortstops Sean Coyle (third round) and Garin Cecchini (fourth round), left-handed pitcher Chris Hernandez (seventh round) and outfielder Lucas LeBlanc (eleventh round).

The team signed 23 of their 52 draft picks overall, including each of its first 10 selections and 14 of its top 15. The following stats and bios are courtesy of the Red Sox media relations department.

Ranaudo, 20, went 5-2 with a 7.32 ERA (42 ER/51 2/3 IP) and 54 strikeouts in 15 appearances (11 starts) for Louisiana State University as a junior in 2010. The right-hander pitched for Brewster of the Cape Cod League this summer and did not allow an earned run over five starts, compiling a 3-0 record with 10 hits allowed and 31 strikeouts in 29 2/3 innings. In 2009, Ranaudo went 12-3 with a 3.04 ERA (42 ER/124 1/3 IP) in 19 starts for the Tigers as a sophomore and earned the victory in the clinching game of the 2009 College World Series.

The 22-year-old Workman compiled a 12-1 record for the University of Texas in 17 games (15 starts) in his junior campaign this year. He led the Big 12 Conference in wins while finishing fifth in the circuit with 101 strikeouts and ninth with a 3.35 ERA (39 ER/104 2/3 IP).

Coyle, 18, set a Germantown Academy (PA) record with 13 home runs this season and hit .562 (50-for-89) with 55 RBIs, 45 runs scored and 22 stolen bases for the Patriots in 2010.

Cecchini, 19, was selected out of Barbe High School (LA) but did not play in 2010 due to injury. The left-handed batter hit .402 (45-for-112) with six home runs and 43 RBIs for the Buccaneers as a junior in 2009.

Hernandez went 10-3 with a 2.64 ERA (31 ER/105 2/3 IP) and 110 strikeouts in 19 appearances (18 starts) as a junior for the University of Miami in 2010.  The 21-year-old left-hander led the Hurricanes and ranked among Atlantic Coast Conference leaders in ERA (first), wins (second) and strikeouts (third).

Drafted out of Virginia Tech, the 21-year-old Price compiled a 7-4 record with a 4.95 ERA (50 ER/91 IP) in 17 appearances (15 starts) this season in his sophomore campaign and owns 138 strikeouts in 149 2/3 innings over two seasons with the Hokies.

LeBlanc, 21, was named a National Junior College Athletic Association First Team All-American in 2010 after leading Delgado Community College in batting (.420), doubles (17), triples (seven), home runs (11), RBIs (67), runs (72), total bases (153), slugging (.722) and stolen bases (23).

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