July 30, 2011 at 5:39 PM
Multiple sources are reporting that the Red Sox have announced the signings of third-round pick Jordan Weems, a catcher, and 30th-round pick Nick Moore, who plays third base. In addition, SoxProspects.com sources say that the following draft picks have also reported to Fort Myers, and their signings could be announced soon: seventh-round pick left-handed pitcher Cody Kukuk, 10th-round pick outfielder Cody Koback, and 40th-round pick catcher Matt Martin.
Weems is a catcher out of Columbus High School in Georgia, and was ranked the 188th-best draft prospect by Baseball America. WEEI.com's Alex Speier reports that Weems received an over-slot deal to sign out of a commitment to Georgia State. Weems helped hit .443 with six home runs and 26 RBI in 39 games this year to help lead Columbus to a second-straight state championship. As a junior, the left-handed hitting Weems hit .403 with 6 doubles, and 12 RBI. He hit .357 as a sophomore. Weems' father, Rick, was an All-America catcher and was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1985 draft, and his older brother Chase was taken by the New York Yankees in 2007 and currently plays in the Cincinnati Reds organization.
Moore comes from a strong high school football program, also in Georgia, and also drew attention from schools as a defensive back. He was signed out of a commitment to Kennesaw State.