June 18, 2013 at 9:07 AM
Add Bryan Hudson and Jantzen Witte to the list of players who are making their professional baseball dreams come true.
Alex Speier of WEEI.com reports that the Red Sox have signed both Hudson, a 15th-round outfielder out of Mill Creek HS (Ga.), and Witte (pictured), a third baseman selected in the 24th round out of Texas Christian University, bringing the total number of Sox draftees signed to 14.
Hudson was the third outfielder drafted by the Red Sox this season, behind Jordon Austin (sixth round) and Forrestt Allday (eighth round). At 6-foot-1, 185 pounds, Hudson has a projectable body, but his biggest weapon is his speed, which grades as a 70 on the 20-80 scale, according to Speier.
Witte was a fifth-year senior for the Horned Frogs, having redshirted as a true freshman in 2009, and garnered All-Big 12 second team honors his season. The 6-foot-1, 195-pounder put up a slash line of .293/.383/.428 while recording team-highs in doubles (15) and RBI (34) and starting all 57 games.
He also made the All-Mountain West academic team for three years before being named the Big 12 Co-Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2013.
Below is a list of players the club has either signed or reportedly agreed to terms with, with slot values and reported bonus figures where available.
2. Teddy Stankiewicz, RHP - $1,100,000 (slot: $1,229,600)
3. Jon Denney, C - $875,000 (slot: $671,200)
8. Forrestt Allday, CF - bonus unreported (slot: $152,200)
9. Kyle Martin, RHP - $10,000 (slot: $142,200)
10. Taylor Grover, RHP - $10,000 (slot: $137,400)
11. Carlos Asuaje, 2B
14. Jake Romanski, C
15. Bryan Hudson, OF
16. Jalen Williams, RHP
18. Joe Gunkel, RHP
19. Gabe Speier, LHP - $200,000 ($100,000 counts against draft cap)
21. Reed Gragnani, 2B
24. Jantzen Witte, 3B
34. Danny Bethea, C
Photo credit: Jantzen Witte courtesy Texas Christian University Athletics.
Tim Healey is a staff writer for SoxProspects.com. Follow him on Twitter @timbhealey.