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MLB Draft 2023: Meet the Red Sox’ newest prospects

The Red Sox selected Georgia Tech short stop Kristian Campbell with the 132nd overall pick Monday.Danny Karnik/Associated Press

The Red Sox added 22 new prospects to their farm system through the 2023 MLB amateur draft, which wrapped up Tuesday.

Their first-round pick, Kyle Teel, is a catcher out of Virginia whose father played in the league in the 90s.

Their second-rounder, Nazzan Zanetello, grew up in St. Louis and played high school basketball for Jayson Tatum’s father.

Meet all the picks here:

2023 Red Sox draft picks

No. 14: Kyle Teel, C, Virginia

Age: 21 | Height: 6-1 | Weight: 190

The catcher slashed .407/.475/.655/1.130 with 13 home runs in 65 games with the Cavaliers last season. Teel led Virginia to the College World Series and received the Buster Posey catcher of the year award. Teel’s father, Garett, was drafted in the 11th round (318th overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1989 draft and spent five seasons in the organization both as a player and coach.


No. 50: Nazzan Zanetello, SS, Christian Brothers (Mo.)

Age: 18 | Height: 6-2 | Weight: 180

The Red Sox used their second-round pick on a rapidly climbing high school product, as Zanetello has shot up the draft boards following strong performances in recent showcases. He was named the MVP at the Breakthrough Series in June and led Team USA in hitting (.429) at an 18-and-under World Cup qualifying tournament in November. Zanetello hit .413/.537/.809 with five homers in 22 games as a senior and is committed to Arkansas.

No. 83: Antonio Anderson, SS, North Atlanta (Ga.) HS

Age: 18 | Height: 6-3 | Weight: 205

While the Sox drafted high school shortstops with consecutive picks, Anderson’s defensive home is likely elsewhere. The switch hitter was drafted high enough to divert him from his commitment to Georgia Tech, however, because of his bat. The highest pick from North Atlanta High School since 2008, Anderson hit over .400 with an OPS over 1.200 this past season. He projects as a second or third baseman who can hit for average and should also develop at least 20-home run power.


No. 115: Matt Duffy, P, Canisius College

Age: 21 | Height: 6-2 | Weight: 205

The 2023 MAAC pitcher of the year is not considered an elite arm talent, but the Burlington, Ontario, native has a diverse pitch mix and unorthodox delivery to keep hitters off-balance. Duffy’s 4.32 ERA this season was the highest of his career, but he struck out 124 batters in 83 ⅓ innings with just 25 walks. After leading the Golden Griffins to a MAAC Tournament title in 2022, Duffy was named the tournament’s MVP. He had one Cape League outing with the Bourne Braves that summer, allowing just one hit in eight innings. This summer, he’s posted a 1.88 ERA in 14 ⅓ innings for Bourne.

No. 132: Kristian Campbell, SS, Georgia Tech

Age: 21 | Height: 6-3 | Weight: 210

The Marietta, Georgia, native might not have the arm for short at the next level, but Campbell provides a high-contact bat and plus-speed. The redshirt freshman hit .376/.484/.549 this past season for the Yellow Jackets, striking out just 17 times.

No. 133: Justin Riemer, SS, Wright State

Age: 21 | Height: 6-0 | Weight: 170

Some insiders thought the Arlington, Virginia, native might sneak into the first or second round. Riemer needed season-ending ACL surgery in March, but he hit .324/.474/.472 in two seasons with the Raiders. According to’s broadcast, Riemer swung and missed on just 2% of his over 700 career swings at fastballs.

No. 151: Connelly Early, P, Virginia

Age: 21 | Height: 6-3 | Weight: 195

After taking Teel in the first round, the Sox drafted one of the Cavalier pitchers he caught for this season in Charlottesville. The lefthander was named Third Team All-ACC after the Army transfer posted a 3.09 ERA this past season, striking out 100 batters and walking just 23 in 87 ⅓ innings.


No. 178: CJ Weins, P, Western Kentucky

Age: 22 | Height: 6-3 | Weight: 223

Weins turns 23 in August after pitching for the Hilltoppers in a relief role as a graduate transfer from South Carolina. The righthander throws strikes from a low arm slot and recorded a 4.35 ERA with eight walks and 42 strikeouts in 31 innings this season. The Chicago native started his collegiate career at Wabash Valley Community College in Illinois.

No. 208: Caden Rose, OF, Alabama

Age: 21 | Height: 5-10 | Weight: 185

The Madison, Ala., native led the Crimson Tide in batting average (.326) and on-base percentage (.435) in 2022, committing one error while splitting time at center field and second base. He batted .261 while battling injuries for most of this season, but he mashed a career-high nine home runs and maintained a perfect fielding percentage. He was named to the Tuscaloosa Regional’s All-Tournament Team before Alabama fell to Wake Forest in the Super Regional.

No. 238: Trennor O’Donnell, P, Ball State

Age: 22 | Height: 6-7 | Weight: 240

The Southlake, Texas, native was a big reasons the Cardinals captured the MAC Tournament title and appeared in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2006. O’Donnell brought down his ERA from 5.48 in 2022 to 2.93 this season, which was second-lowest in the conference. Leading Ball State’s staff with 92 innings of work, he tallied 97 strikeouts and made the NCAA All-Region Team for the first time in his career.


No. 268: Blake Wehunt, P, Kennesaw State

Age: 22 | Height: 6-7 | Weight: 240

Wehunt transferred to Kennesaw State this season after making sparing appearances at Southern Miss during his first three collegiate seasons. He started 14 games for the Owls this season, racking up a 4-4 record with 80 strikeouts over a team-leading 76.1 innings.

No. 298: Ryan Ammons, P, Clemson

Age: 22 | Height: 6-0 | Weight: 205

In primarily a closer role, Ammons appeared in 13 games for the Tigers and registered a 4.05 ERA during his redshirt junior season. He made two starts this season and recorded a win in both and totaled 26 strikeouts over 20 innings pitched.

No. 328: Nelly Taylor, OF, Polk State College

Age: 20 | Height: 6-1 | Weight: 180

One of the best junior college players in Florida, Taylor led the state in stolen bases (31). The Clearwater, Fla., native also led the Eagles in most offensive categories, including batting average (.353), on-base percentage (.467), slugging percentage (.620), doubles (19), home runs (6), and RBIs (48). The Florida State signee was diagnosed with a type of kidney cancer when he was 5-years-old, forcing him to give up contact sports for a few years, but he has been cancer-free since the age of 6.

No. 358: Max Carlson, P, North Carolina

Age: 21 | Height: 6-1 | Weight: 210

The Savage, Minn., native, had a strong 2022, ranking top 10 in the ACC in strikeouts (8th, 88) and opponent’s batting average (9th, .239), both of which led the Tar Heels. He struggled more this past season, posting a 5.45 ERA in 76 innings. His older brother, Sam, pitches in the Mariners organization.


No. 388: Cade Feeney, P, South Dakota State

Age: 21 | Height: 6-0 | Weight: 195

The 2019 Gatorade player of the year in North Dakota has started for the Bison since he was a freshman, when he earned first-team all-conference honors after going 8-1 with a 3.23 ERA. He’s been hit a bit harder the past two seasons, but he was again named First Team All-Summit League this season after walking just 12 batters in the 80 ⅔ innings, tossing 78 strikeouts.

No. 418: Jojo Ingrassia, P, Cal State Fullerton

Age: 20 | Height: 6-1 | Weight: 170

The El Cajon, Calif., native set his high school’s record with three no-hitters but struggled at San Diego State, allowing nine earned runs in just 10 innings of work over two seasons. He had success this season after transferring to Fullerton, however, posting the team’s lowest ERA (2.42) and a 51-14 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 44 ⅔ innings.

No. 448: Phoenix Call, SS, Calabasas HS (Calif.)

Age: 18 | Height: 5-11 | Weight: 175

The Porter Ranch, Calif., native is Perfect Game’s 49th-ranked shortstop in his class, as well as the 10th-highest at the position in California. The UCLA commit overlapped in high school with his older brother, Chase, who is an outfielder at UC Irvine.

No. 478: Isaac Stebens, P, Oklahoma State

Age: 21 | Height: 6-0 | Weight: 194

The junior college All-American had a good first year in Division 1 this season while playing about a mile from where he starred at Stillwater High School. Stebens had the lowest ERA (2.24) and WHIP (1.13) among Cowboys pitchers who threw one inning or more, recording a 85-24 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 64 ⅓ innings.

No. 508: Dylan Schlaegel, OF, Legacy HS (TX)

Age: 18 | Height: 5-10 | Weight: 175

The Mansfield, Texas native is an athletic outfielder with good speed and a quick bat from the right side. Schlaegel hit .391 with a 1.380 OPS as a senior, capturing District 11-6A Offensive Player of the Year honors. He is committed to Dallas Baptist.

No. 538: Zach Fogell, P, UConn

Age: 22 | Height: 5-11 | Weight: 190

The lefty was a grad transfer from Brown and starred as a reliever in his lone season with the Huskies, earning first team All-Big East honors after going 8-0 with a 1.89 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 47 ⅔ innings. The Cumberland, R.I. native tied the UConn single-season record for appearances (36).

No. 568: Stanley Tucker, OF, Texas A&M

Age: 21 | Height: 5-9 | Weight: 165

The Red Sox took another former junior college All-American in Tucker, who hit .273/.407/.364 while appearing in 20 games, typically off the bench, in his first Division I season with the Aggies. The Richmond, Texas native only had two extra-base hits all season but maintained a perfect fielding percentage

No. 598: Robert Orloski, P, Middleton HS (ID)

Age: 18 | Height: 6-2 | Weight: 175

The first high school pitcher drafted by the Sox since 2021 went 7-1 with a 1.38 ERA and struck out 92 batters in 56 innings en route to being named the 5A Southern Idaho Player of the Year. The Texas-San Antonio commit throws a low-90s fastball and has a strong feel for his changeup. He also hit .480 with 43 stolen bases.

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