Red Sox Draft Picks

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox today continued their participation in Major League Baseball's 2010 First-Year Player Draft with 29 additional selections in rounds 2-30. Red Sox Director of Amateur Scouting Amiel Sawdaye made the announcement.


Over the first two days of the draft, Boston has selected 19 pitchers (16 right-handers, three left-handers), five infielders, six outfielders and two catchers. Of the 32 players drafted, 14 are from high school and 18 from college.


With its first pick today, Boston selected right-handed pitcher Brandon Workman out of the University of Texas in the second round (57th overall). The junior has compiled a 12-1 record this season. He leads the Big 12 Conference in wins and ranks eighth in the circuit with a 3.43 ERA (38 ER/99.2 IP). A 6-foot-5, 220-pounder, Workman has recorded 97 strikeouts compared to just 23 walks in 16 games (14 starts) this year. The 21-year-old entered the draft rated by Baseball America as the No. 8 right-handed pitcher available. He was previously selected by Philadelphia in the 2007 First-Year Player Draft but chose not to sign.


In the third round (110th overall), the Red Sox selected shortstop Sean Coyle of Germantown Academy in Pennsylvania. The 18-year-old set a school record with 11 home runs and is hitting .506 (40-for-79) with 44 RBI, 34 runs scored and 19 stolen bases this season for the Patriots. The 5-foot-9, 175-pound Coyle was a member of USA Baseball's 18-and-under team last fall, where he batted .296 (8-for-27) in eight games during the club's gold-medal run at the Pan American Games in Venezuela. Entering the draft, he was rated by Baseball America as having the third-best strike zone judgment of high school eligible player.