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June 9, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Weekly Notes: Draft dominates news, Betts promoted

Here are this week's minor league notes:

  • The 2014 First-Year Player Draft dominated all minor league news last week, and why not? The three-day event seems to draw more and more interest every season. We had you covered here at SoxProspects.com with everything you needed to know. For a full summary of how the Red Sox's draft shook out, check out the Day 1 recap on ESPNBoston by SoxProspects.com's Editor-in-Chief Mike Andrews, and Day 2 and Day 3 recaps by Matt Huegel. Also, read Harry Burnham's story on how the picks stack up to pre-draft rankings.
  • With their next pick, the 33rd overall selection, the Red Sox selected Michael Kopech, a right-handed high school pitcher from Texas. Kopech dominated at Mt. Pleasant High School, allowing only four earned runs in 64 appearances, writes SoxProspects.com's James Dunne in his analysis of the pick.
  • With their final pick on the first day, the 67th overall selection, the Red Sox took Sam Travis, a first baseman out of the University of Indiana. Travis had an extremely successful college career, including winning the Most Outstanding Player award at the Big Ten Tournament and the NCAA Regionals in 2013.
  • Three members of the Salem Red Sox, pitcher Justin Haley, second baseman Reed Gragani, and utility man Jonathan Roof, were named to the Carolina squad for the Carolina/California League All Star game set for July 17.
  • Greenville will send six representatives to the 55th Annual South Atlantic League All-Star Game. The group is headlined by players&nbspCarlos AsuajeJantzen Witte, Joe Gunkel, and Jake Romanski.  Drive manager Darren Fenster and pitching coach Paul Abbott will serve as coaches for the All-Star squad.
Photo Credit: Michael Chavis from Collegebaseballcentral.com and Mookie Betts by Kelly O'Connor.