New Englanders chosen in 2014 MLB draft

A look at some of the New England players chosen in the 2014 MLB draft:


Position: RHP

Height: 6-4; Weight: 215


Selection: 14th overall by San Francisco Giants

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School: Vanderbilt University

2014 stats: 8-7, 3.20 ERA with 106 strikeouts and 43 walks in 98 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.


Position: LHP


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 93 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.



Position: SS

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.