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June 16, 2009 at 3:00 PM

Sox agree to terms with second round pick Alex Wilson, fifteen others

The Red Sox have come to terms with fourteen 2009 draft picks and two undrafted free agents, including second-round pick Alex Wilson. The 22-year-old righthander went 5-5 with a 4.22 ERA and 120 strikeouts in 89.2 innings as both a starter and a reliever this season for Texas A&M after missing the entire 2008 season due to Tommy John Surgery. Wilson, a native of Hurricane, West Virginia, possesses an advanced four-pitch repertoire headlined by his fastball that sits around 93-94 mph with very good life. He also throws a plus mid-80s slider that misses a lot of bats. Rated the 52nd-best prospect entering the 2009 draft by Baseball America, Wilson will likely begin his Red Sox career for short-season Lowell when the Spinners' season starts on June 19.

Here is a rundown of other 2009 Red Sox draft picks and undrafted free agents who have agreed to terms with Boston according to various sources. Please note that several of these players' contracts won't become "official" until they have passed a physical, a drug test, and signed on the dotted line.