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July 19, 2022 at 5:31 PM

Draft Day 3 Recap: Rounds 11-20

The 2022 MLB draft has concluded with the final 10 rounds. It is the second season in which the draft has been limited to just 20 rounds.  The Red Sox signed seven of their 10 selections on the third day of the draft in 2021. 

Here are brief recaps of selections 11 through 20:

11. Marques Johnson, RHP, Long Beach State
Johnson (pictured) was mostly a relief pitcher in college, both at Riverside Community College as well as Long Beach State, where he spent his final two years of school. He made 14 appearances during his senior campaign, six of them starts. In 44 1/3 innings, he tallied 51 strikeouts, 21 walks, and posted a 3.25 ERA. Most of his starts came at the end of the year, as he lasted at least five innings in four of his final five outings of the year, striking out six or more four times in his six starts. Johnson also made two appearances for Wareham in the Cape Cod League in 2021. He is ranked #328 by Baseball America, and according to them, his fastball sits 91-93 MPH, touching 95. His fastball is a high-spin fastball, and he also has a slider and a changeup. The 22-year old right-hander had not been drafted prior to this selection. 

12. Hayden Mullins, LHP, Auburn University
The Sox go with another college arm here, this time a junior left-hander. According to an article by Lindsay Crosby of Auburn Daily, Mullins has had injury issues with his forearm since high school. He did not pitch much early in his collegiate career, making 12 appearances out of the bullpen, totaling 18 2/3 innings, during his freshman and sophomore years combined. In his junior season, he started the year in the bullpen again, but ended up making eight starts before his forearm caused him to miss more time in 2022. He threw 34 2/3 innings with a 3.63 ERA and 43 strikeouts to 25 walks. He is not ranked by Baseball America or MLB Pipeline, but according to the article above, he has a three-quarter arm slot with a fastball, slider, looping curveball, and a changeup. 
13. Gavin Kilen, SS, Milton (WI) HS
The Sox go back to the high school shortstop well with their 13th round pick. Kilen is coming off a senior season in which he hit .459 with nine doubles, four triples, and two home runs (according to GazetteXtra) while leading his team to a state championship. He is ranked #149 at Baseball America and #100 at MLB Pipeline. Kilen is 5'11" and, according to Baseball America, has a compact left-handed swing with great bat-to-ball skills. He is a line drive hitter and hits to all fields, while possessing a great arm at shortstop, reaching 92 MPH with accuracy on throws across the diamond. BA says he can stick at short in the long term, with the ability to play anywhere on the infield. He is a Louisville commit.

14. Travis Sanders, SS, Copperas Cove (TX) HS
Back-to-back high school shortstops for Boston here. Sanders is 6'1" and bats from the right side. According to Prep Baseball Report, Sanders has a very easy swing and sprays the ball to all fields with solid contact. According to Copperas Cove Baseball's Twitter page, Sanders hit .437 with 12 doubles, six triples, seven home runs, and 16 stolen bases during his 2021 season, when he was named the 1st Team All-State shortstop by the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association. He is not ranked by MLB Pipeline or Baseball America, but is ranked 354th by Perfect Game. He is committed to Texas Tech. 

15. Nathan Landry, LHP, University of Missouri
A second college lefty in their last four picks, as Landry spent a pair of seasons at Mineral Area College prior to his lone season at Missouri. Landry, who is from Canada, made 15 appearances in 2022, four of them starts, and posted a 3.67 ERA with a 0.91 WHP. He also had a very impressive 54 strikeouts to just seven walks. His final game of the season was a great one, going six innings and allowing two runs on three hits against Georgia. He struck out seven and didn't walk anybody in that game. He is not ranked by Baseball America or MLB Pipeline and had not been drafted previously. 

16. Garrett Ramsey, RHP, Southern Mississippi
Ramsey is a tall right-hander, listed at 6'3," and spent two years at Hinds Community College before his final two years at Southern Mississippi. Statistically, he improved greatly in 2022 from 2021, mainly in the control department. He struck out 20 and walked 13 in 14 innings in 2021 with a 4.50 ERA, but struck out 45 and walked only 11 in 31 innings with a 2.61 ERA this past season. He only gave up one home run in his entire career at Southern Mississippi. He was the teammate of the Sox' third round pick, Dalton Rogers, and has a fastball in the low 90s to go along with a slider, according to Perfect Game. He is not ranked by Baseball America or MLB Pipeline

17. Deundre Jones, 1B, Lutheran South Academy (TX)
The Sox go with a first baseman here, but according to Perfect Game, he has the athleticism to play some outfield as well. The left-handed hitter stands at 5'11" and is listed at 190 pounds. The Sox continue their theme of taking high-contact line drive hitters, as that's Perfect Game's profile of Jones' swing. He also has some good pop in his bat as well. He is committed verbally to Kansas State. 

18. Austin Ehrlicher, RHP, Santa Rosa JC (CA)
Ehrlicher becomes the third right-handed pitcher taken on day three for Boston. He is very tall, standing at 6'5" and weighing 185 pounds. He made 10 appearances in 2022, eight of them starts. He struck out 43 batters in 38 innings and posted a 4.26 ERA. He is a good athlete, as he was also a basketball player at Santa Rosa JC. He is not ranked by Baseball America or MLB Pipeline

19. Jaret Godman, RHP, University of Oklahoma
Another right-handed pitcher, Godman spent all four of his collegiate years at Oklahoma. He was mostly used out of the bullpen, making 61 relief appearances and three starts in his career. Statistically, his best season was as a freshman, when he tossed a career-high 43 innings with a 3.56 ERA and 35 strikeouts. He was limited to just 18 1/3 innings as a senior. According to Perfect Game, his fastball is explosive and sits 92-95 with great life. He also has a slider 81-82. All signs point to Godman being a great teammate at Oklahoma as well. Godman played for Yarmouth-Dennis in 2021 in the Cape Cod League. He is not ranked by Baseball America or MLB Pipeline

20. Connor Butler, LHP, Biola University (CA)
The Sox round out the 2022 draft with a left-handed pitcher. He bounced around a bit, spending a season at Hawaii and a season at Spokane Falls Community College. In two seasons at Biola, Butler made 25 appearances, almost all out of the bullpen. He posted a 5.88 ERA, but held opponents to a .114 batting average and struck out a whopping 65 batters. He struck out 47 in 22 innings this past season, but also walked 32. Butler is listed at 6'0" and 180 pounds. He is not ranked by Baseball America or MLB Pipeline

Photo Credit: Marques Johnson by Long Beach State Baseball