6-14-2010: The rest of the draft
June 14, 2010 Leave a comment
Sorry it took so long, but here are the complete results of the amateur draft for the Red Sox. Scouts and prospect gurus love the Red Sox’ draft, and there are a lot of great players who were selected.
2nd round: Brandon Workman, RHP (University of Texas)
Workman is a 6-5, 220 behemoth of a man, a real workhorse pitcher. He can throw heat in the low 90s with good movement, and also features a plus cut-fastball, an average curveball and a changeup. He is a pretty decent fielder, but lacks a strong pickoff move. In his first season as a full-time starter, he posted a 12-1 record and a 3.43 ERA this year, with a 97:23 K:BB ratio in 91 IP. Those are very solid numbers against good competition, and he was considered to be a possible mid-first round pick by both ESPN’s Keith Law and Baseball America. Workman could have a ceiling as high as a number two starter, but many scouts see him as moving to the bullpen (possibly due to health concerns), but there’s no word on what the Sox think for now.
3rd round: Sean Coyle, SS (Germantown Academy, PA)
May be slightly smallish at 5-9, 180 lbs, but he has shown a good approach at the plate and surprising gap power. A good athlete, he can also move it on the basepaths. The Sox look at him as a future second baseman. A smart player, a good character guy and a gritty competitor, Coyle has drawn comparisons to Dustin Pedroia. He is committed to the University of North Carolina, where his brother plays baseball, but word is that the Sox either have an agreement with Coyle or are close to it.
4th round: Garin Cecchini, SS (Barbe HS, LA)
Cecchini is the scout’s player, with a 6-3, 215 frame, a sweet left-handed swing, and good tools all around. Once he fills out, he will likely become a third baseman in the farm system. A former star with Team USA 18U, Cecchini was considered to be a first-round pick in the past, but suffered a bad ACL injury this season. He is also committed to play at LSU next season, and will be tough to sign, hence his slip to this round.
5th round: Henry Ramos, OF (Alfonso Casta Marinez HS, PR)
A switch-hitting outfielder from Puerto Rico, Ramos also plays high-level soccer and looks like an athlete at 6-2, 190 lbs. Considered to have a superior power ceiling, but also very raw at the plate. Hard to tell if he’ll ever pan out, but he’s a measured risk. Should be an easy signing, balancing some of the earlier picks in that regard.
6th round: Kendrick Perkins, (La Porte HS)
Unlike his NBA namesake, Perkins plays baseball and football. A veritable toolshed, he has been compared to Carl Crawford, and he could eventually be a better hitter. Likely profiling as a corner outfielder, Perkins’ swing is a little long at this point, he’s limited to pull power right now, and needs to learn to use the whole field. Defensively, he is a liability at this point, but that should be addressable with good coaching. Has the proverbial cannon arm, but needs help with accuracy. He is currently committed to play both football and baseball at Texas A&M.
7th round: Chris Hernandez, LHP (Miami University)
Hernandez was the ace of the Hurricanes’ rotation this year, going 10-3 with a 2.64 ERA. He exhibited very good control for a lefty, walking just 35 batters in 105.2 IP. Measuring 6-1, 195, Hernandez is not the big-frame guy many are looking for, but size isn’t everything. There’s not a whole lot written about him, but you can see a scouting video here.