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