Red Sox draft pair of high schoolers


With two picks in the first round of the 2014 MLB Draft, the Boston Red Sox selected infielder Michael Chavis and right-handed pitcher Michael Kopech.

Michael Chavis was Boston's first pick of the night at 26th overall. His position is listed as shortstop, however if signed by the Red Sox, it's said that he'll be used as a utility infielder. The 18-year-old from Sprayberry, Georgia had commited to Clemson University. Scouting reports on Chavis have indicated that he has "serious bat speed" and overall one of the best bats in the draft class.

Seven picks later, Boston chose right-handed pitcher Michael Kopech. The 33rd pick was compensation for the loss of Jacoby Ellsbury. Kopech hails from Mt. Pleasant, Texas had committed to the University of Arizona. He is said to have great arm strength, but needs to work on his delivery.

MLB teams have until July 18th to sign draft picks.


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