June 9, 2013 at 10:48 AM
The Red Sox completed the 2013 MLB draft by taking a number of high school players who could be tough to sign, highlighted by a couple of high-end talents who fell due to signability and injury concerns.
On the day, the Sox took 19 high school players, two junior college players and nine college players. By comparison, they took 15 high schoolers in the same range last year, but signed only four of them. Of the 30 picks the club made today, 13 were ranked in Baseball America's top 500 draft prospects, including two in the top 100. Among the draftees were 11 pitchers, four catchers, 10 infielders and five outfielders.
For the entire draft, the numbers break down as follows: age -- 22 high schoolers, three junior college players, 15 college players; position -- 18 pitchers, five catchers, 10 infielders, seven outfielders.