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June 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Red Sox select Cole Sturgeon with their 10th-round pick

With their final pick of the day in the 10th-round, the Red Sox selected two-way player Cole Sturgeon, a 22-year-old senior outfielder and left-handed relief pitcher from the University of Louisville. 

The 6-foot, 180 pound Sturgeon  was the captain for the Cardinals this year. Drafted as an outfielder, he bats and throws from the left side. Sturgeon batted .325/.410/.468 this year for the Cardinals with 16 doubles and 31 runs batted in. On the mound, Sturgeon threw 35 innings of relief for the Cardinals and was 3-0 with a 2.06 ERA, 14 walks and 34 strikeouts.

In 2012, Sturgeon played for the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape Cod League. In 43 games for the Gatemen he batted .297/.369/.445 with five home runs and 15 runs batted in helping to lead Wareham to the Cape Cod League championship. In 2013 his number dropped off a bit and he hit only .215/.252/.296 with one home run and 12 runs batted in.

Photo Credit: Cole Sturgeon gocards.com