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Red Sox add 30 players on final day of MLB draft


The Boston Red Sox concluded the 2014 MLB draft by taking 30 players on day 3. Many of the players selected possess high upside and could develop nicely within the system. Others may simply go unsigned. 41 players in total were taken by the club over the course of the three-day event.

Boston drafted some players who fell into the late rounds due to injury, including right-handed pitcher Karsten Whitson, who was the former 9th overall pick in the 2010 draft. Whitson decided to attend college instead of signing within the San Diego Padres system. Shoulder injuries forced him to fall this year.

We also saw the Red Sox target many high school standouts who will have to prove they have the ability to play at the professional level.

The 30 picks made by Boston are comprised of 13 pitchers, seven infielders, five catchers and five outfielders. In addition to Saturday’s picks, the Red Sox previously added 3 players on day 1 of the draft and another 8 on day 2.

At the end of the day, the Red Sox ultimately bolstered their organizational pitching depth and potential in this year’s draft. They also acquired many positional players who have shown promise. Though a long road certainly awaits each of the youngsters.

The complete list of all 30 picks in rounds 11-40 is as follows:

11th round: RHP Karsten Whitson, University of Florida

12th round: LHP Jalen Beeks, University of Arkansas

13th round: RHP Chandler Shepherd, University of Kentucky

14th round: C Jordan Procyshen, Northern Kentucky University

15th round: CF Trenton Kemp, Buchanan HS, California

16th round: LHP Michael Gunn, University Arkansas 

17th round: SS Jeremy Rivera El Paso Community College

18th round: 3B Jordan Betts, University of Duke

19th round: CF Tyler Hill, Delaware Military Academy

20th round: C Devon Fisher, Western Branch High School, Virginia

21st round: C Ian Rice, Chipola College 

22nd round: SS J.J. Matijevic, Norwin High School, Pennsylvania 

23rd round: CF Derek Miller, University of Texas

24th round: 1B Cisco Tellez, University of California

25th round: RHP Gabe Klobosits, Galveston College

26th round: RHP Ryan Harris, University of Florida 

27th round: RHP Taylor Nunez, Southern Mississippi

28th round: LHP David Peterson, Regis Jesuit High School, Colorado

29th round: RHP Josh Pennington, Lower Cape May Regional High Shcool, New Jersey

30th round: CF Jeren Kendall, Holmen High School, Wisconsin

31st round: C Alex McKeon, Texas A&M International University

32nd round: RHP Case Rolen, Sherman High School Texas

33rd round: RF Luis Alvarado, Puerto Rico 

34th round: RHP Kuehl McEachern, Flagler College

35th round: 3B Ross Puskarich, Liberty High School, California

36th round: RHP Bradley Wilpon, The Brunswick School, Connecticut

37th round: SS Hector Lorenzana, University of Oklahoma

38th round: RHP Brandon Show, University of San Diego

39th round: SS Mike Gretler, Bonney Lake High School, Washington

40th round: C Joseph Winterburn, University of La Verne

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