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June 13, 2017 at 6:04 PM

Red Sox select Tanner Nishioka with their ninth-round pick

With their ninth-round pick (281st overall) in the 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft, the Red Sox selected Tanner Nishioka, a second baseman from Division III Pomona-Pitzer. Nishioka was not ranked by MLB.com, Baseball America, or Perfect Game USA.

Nishioka hit .441 with 18 home runs and 8 stolen bases across 39 games in his senior season. He has experience playing both middle infield positions as well as center field. A native of Honolulu, Nishioka profiles as speedy utility player.

Nishioka figures to be a cheap senior sign, unsurprising as the Red Sox round out a top 10 that includes fifth-round selection Alex Scherff, a top right-handed prep pitcher in the draft class who will require an over-slot deal. 

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