MLB Draft

Red Sox add eight players on Day 2 of draft

Sam Travis of Indiana was chosen by the Red Sox with the 67th pick in the 2014 draft.
Photo courtesy Indiana University
Sam Travis of Indiana was chosen by the Red Sox with the 67th pick in the 2014 draft.

The Red Sox added more righthanded pitching and a first baseman on Day 2 of the Major League Baseball draft Friday.

The Red Sox started their day by selecting righthanded pitcher Jake Cosart of Seminole State with their only pick in the third round, No. 103 overall. He is the younger brother of Houston Astros righthander Jarred Cosart.

Jake Cosart had five wins and struck out 67 for Seminole State this season.


Here’s a look at the picks the Sox have made so far in this year’s draft.

Michael Chavis attended the 2014 MLB draft in Secaucus, N.J.

 Michael Chavis, INF

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School: Sprayberry High School (Marietta, Ga.)

Pick: 26

Chavis played shortstop for the Yellow Jackets, but is projected to play third base or second base in the pros. During his senior season, he belted 13 home runs and recorded a .557 batting average. He will play college ball at Clemson.

 Michael Kopech, RHP

School: Mount Pleasant (Texas) High School


Pick: 33

Kopech is an Arizona commit who went 3-0 with a 0.44 ERA in 11 appearances in his senior season. He recorded 129 strikeouts in 64 innings.

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Sam Travis hit 12 home runs this season.

 Sam Travis, 1B

School: Indiana University

Pick: 67

 A junior with the Hooosiers this season, Travis had 12 home runs and 58 RBIs while compiling a .347 average. The righthanded batter stands 6 feet and weighs 210 pounds.

 Jake Cosart, RHP


School: Seminole State (Sanford, Fla.)

Pick: 103

Younger brother of Houston Astros RHP Jarred Cosart, Edward has shined at Seminole State. This season, he was second on the team in wins with five and posted 67 strikeouts in 64 innings. He has an ERA of 5.34 over 13 appearances.

 Kevin McAvoy, RHP

School: Bryant University

photo courtesy Seminole State
Jake Cosart has a brother in the big leagues, with Houston.

Pick: 134

McAvoy tied for second at Bryant with nine wins. The Syracuse, N.Y., native threw four complete games and recorded 94 strikeouts in 99 innings, compiling a 2.62 ERA.

 Josh Ockimey, 1B

School: Neumann-Goretti High School (Philadelphia)

Pick: 164

Ockimey is committed to Indiana and had a private workout with the Sox last fall. He stands 6 feet 3 inches and weighs 215 pounds. He was previously committed to Arkansas, but decided to decommit because of “coaching and recruiting changes,” according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

 Danny Mars, CF

School: Chipola College (Florida)

Pick: 194

A switch hitter who batted .380 in his sophomore season, he had four home runs and 35 RBIs, plus 25 stolen bases.

 Reed Reilly, RHP

School: Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo (California)

Pick: 224

The 6-4, 220-pound righty was drafted by Baltimore in the 18th round in 2013. Was team’s closer as a junior. Can hit 95 on the radar gun.

 Ben Moore, C

School: Alabama

Pick: 254

Moore, a 6-1, 195-pounder who played right field in his junior season in 2014, was drafted as a catcher. He hit .305 this season and led his team in home runs (9) and RBIs (39).

 Kevin Steen, RHP

School: Oak Ridge High (Tennessee)

Pick: 284

Steen, who is 6-1, 170, committed to play at the University of Tennessee in August of 2013. He had a 2.16 ERA in nine games as a high school senior and struck out 48 in 39.1 innings.

 Cole Sturgeon, OF

School: Louisville

Pick: 314

Sturgeon, a 6-0, 180-pound lefthanded batter and thrower, led Louisville with a .324 average and stole 18 bases in 23 attempts this season. He hit two home runs and drove in 31 runs. He also had a 2.06 ERA in 24 pitching appearances in 2014.


Eastern Mass. players taken on Day 2 of MLB draft

Red Sox draft Michael Chavis 26th overall

2 Mass. pitchers chosen in 1st round

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