July 12, 2011 at 5:52 PM
According to Alex Speier of WEEI.com, the Red Sox have signed second-round pick Williams Jerez, an outfielder from Grand Street High School in New York City. He has reportedly signed for around the MLB slot reccomendation of $443,700.
One of the top prospects out of New York state, the 19-year-old has great upside with the bat. He opened eyes prior to the draft while playing for the Hank Steinbrenner-sponsored Hank's Yanks team that gives underprivileged players a chance to show off their skills. Possessing raw batspeed, power, and speed, he is the type of athlete that the Red Sox often target. The 6-foot-4, 190-pounder may be able to stick in center field, depending on how much he fills out as his body matures.