A look at some of the New England players chosen in the 2014 MLB draft:
Height: 6-4; Weight: 215
Selection: 14th overall by San Francisco Giants
School: Vanderbilt University
2014 stats: 8-7, 3.20 ERA with 106 strikeouts and 43 walks in 98⅓ innings
Auburn, Mass., native starred at Lawrence Academy before playing at Vanderbilt. Turned down $2.5 million deal after being selected 21st by Toronto in the 2011 draft. Named to 2013 All-SEC second team and was a finalist for Golden Spikes Award. Righthander’s curveball and changeup both have potential to be above-average pitches. Needs to work on command.
Height: 6-5; Weight: 240
Selection: 15th overall by Los Angeles Angels
School: University of Hartford
2014 stats: 8-2, 1.25 ERA with 106 strikeouts and 38 walks in 93⅓ innings
Middleborough, Mass., native was staff ace at Hartford. Only second Hawks player drafted in first 10 rounds (Jeff Bagwell, 1989). Named to 2012 America East All-Rookie team. The lefty has a fastball that can reach 97 miles per hour and a slider that has above-average potential. Pitched well in Cape Cod League in 2013.
Height: 5-10; Weight: 185
Selection: 70th overall by Arizona Diamondbacks
School: Springfield Central HS
2014 stats: .492 batting average, four home runs and 14 RBIs
The Vanderbilt commit helped lead Springfield Central to a 13-8 record and the quarterfinals of the MIAA Western Mass. Division 1 tournament. The lefty is a line-drive hitter who lacks power. His calling card is defense. He has quick hands and good instincts but may have to move to second base in the professional ranks.