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June 7, 2011 at 3:33 PM

Red Sox select Cody Koback in 10th round

With the 322nd overall pick in the draft, the Red Sox have selected center fielder Cody Koback from University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point.

Koback pitched in college, but really caught the eye of scouts with his bat. He hit a team-high .424 with 8 home runs and a school-record 8 triples last season. He also showcased his hitting skills with a wood bat last summer in the Northwoods League, where he hit .305.

It is his speed that really sets him apart though as he was clocked going to first in 4 seconds out of the right-handed hitters box. He is still learning to make the most of this speed defensively and in terms of stealing bases.