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July 11, 2023 at 8:08 PM

Draft Day 3 Recap: Rounds 11-20

The 2023 MLB draft has come to an end with the final 10 rounds. The Red Sox were able to sign eight of their final 10 selections of last year's draft. 

Here are brief recaps of selections 11 through 20: 

11. Nelly Taylor, OF, Polk State College (FL)
Taylor (pictured) is a left-hand hitting, left-hand throwing outfielder out of a junior college in Florida. He is listed at 6-foot-1, 180 pounds. This past season, he hit .353/.467/.620 with six home runs, six triples, and 19 doubles to go along with 31 stolen bases. He walked 36 times and struck out 42 times. According to our own Ian Cundall, he has plus-plus speed and is a good defender. Perfect Game has Taylor ranked #367, while he is not ranked by Baseball America. He becomes the second outfielder taken by Boston in this draft and he is committed to Florida State. 

12. Max Carlson, RHP, North Carolina Carlson is a 6-foot-1 right-handed arm coming off his junior campaign at UNC. He tossed 76 innings this past season and posted a 5.45 ERA with 76 strikeouts and 32 walks. He started 14 games and appeared three other times in relief. He struck out 88 in 77 2/3 innings as a junior in 18 games, all starts. He is ranked #385 by Baseball America and according to them, he has strong pitchability. He was mainly a two-pitch pitcher with a fastball and a very good changeup. He mixed in a slider, but did not use the offering much. The fastball sits in the low-90s and his changeup is in the low-80s and generates a lot of swings and misses (40% miss rate). He was a big prospect in high school, as Perfect Game ranked him as the top player in the state of Minnesota, as well as the 12th best RHP in the country. 

13. Cade Feeney, RHP, North Dakota State
The second consecutive right-handed pitcher and sixth overall for the Sox, Feeney is a 6-foot, 195-pound junior who is coming off a season that earned him a second career All-Summit League First Team selection. He started 14 games and threw 80 2/3 innings with a 4.57 ERA and an impressive 78-to-12 strikeout-to-walk ratio. He completed at least six innings in nine of his final 11 starts in 2023. As a freshman in 2021, he went 8-1 with a 3.23 ERA. Feeney is not ranked by Baseball America, but Cundall says it's a three-pitch mix, including a fastball, slider, and changeup, with solid command of all of his offerings. 

14. Jojo Ingrassia, LHP, Cal State Fullerton 
Another college junior pitcher, Ingrassia stands at 6-foot-1 and weighs 170 pounds. He made 26 appearances in 2023, all out of the bullpen in a closer role. In 44 2/3 frames, he struck out 51, walked 14, and had a 2.42 ERA. In just conference play, his ERA was 1.93 with 29 strikeouts and just five walks in 23 1/3 innings. Cundall says he uses a low-90s fastball, a slider, and a changeup with advanced feel for his secondaries. Here is some video from Perfect Game. The lefty is not ranked by Baseball America, and he spent time at San Diego State prior to Cal State Fullerton. 

15. Phoenix Call, SS, Calabasas HS (CA)
Call is an extremely athletic 6-foot, 170-pound shortstop who can also play center field. He is ranked #253 by Baseball America, who says that scouts are torn on whether he will play short or center in the future. They also have him with 70-grade run times from home to first base to go along with plus arm strength and some sneaky power from the right side. His pure hitting ability will determine what kind of player he ends up being. He is committed to UCLA and is also ranked #226 at MLB.com and #275 at ESPN. He was named his high school league's MVP last year as a junior. 

16. Isaac Stebens, RHP, Oklahoma State
Another college junior pitcher here for the Sox in Stebens, who stands at 6-foot and weighs 194 pounds. After spending some time at a junior college, Stebens was tremendous for the Cowboys in 2023 out of the bullpen. He made 28 appearances, most of which consisted of multiple innings. He had a 2.24 ERA in 64 1/3 innings with 85 strikeouts and 24 walks. Cundall says he has a funky delivery with short arm action. His fastball gets up to 95 MPH to go along with a high-70s slider. He is not ranked at Baseball AmericaHere is some video courtesy of 643Charts

17. Dylan Schlaegel, OF, Legacy HS (TX)
Schlaegel is a right-handed hitting, right-handed throwing outfielder with a bit of a smaller frame, standing at 5-foot-10, 175 pounds. Cundall says Schlaegel is an athletic kid who runs well. He also has a quick bat. He's committed to Dallas Baptist and is not ranked by Baseball America. He pitched a little bit in high school as well. Here is some video from Prep Baseball Report

18. Zach Fogell, LHP, University of Connecticut
Fogell was a graduate transfer after four years spent at Brown University. He has had a rollercoaster of a college career, as he did not pitch in the shortened 2020 season due to injury, and then in 2021, Brown did not play games due to COVID-19. He became a standout reliever at UConn in 2023, posting a 1.87 ERA in 27 appearances out of the bullpen. He struck out 45 hitters in 33 2/3 frames. He was named First Team All-Big East for his efforts. He is originally from Rhode Island. 

19. Stanley Tucker, OF, Texas A&M 
Tucker has a small frame at 5-foot-9, 165 pounds and is coming off his junior season at Texas A&M. He was at two different junior colleges for his freshman and sophomore seasons, where he put up monster numbers in both campaigns, hitting .405 with 14 home runs during his freshman year and then .407 with 17 home runs and 37 steals as a sophomore. He was limited to just 20 games and three starts in 2023 at Texas A&M, where he was 6 for 22 with a couple of doubles. According to Cundall, he is athletic and can also play shortstop. He played in the MLB Draft League this summer and also worked out for the Red Sox before the 2022 draft. 

20. Robert Orloski, RHP, Middle HS (ID)
The final pick of the 2023 draft for the Red Sox is ranked as Perfect Game's #1 high school player in Idaho. He is also ranked #465 at Baseball America and could become the first high school pitcher out of the state of Idaho to sign after being drafted in the bonus pool era. He is 6-foot-2 and weighs 175 pounds. He has a high-energy windup and a fast arm and effort throughout his finish, according to BA. His fastball sits in the 88-92 MPH range with some bat-missing qualities. He also has a slurvy breaking ball and a low-80s changeup that he utilizes against left-handed hitters.  He also hit .500 at the plate this year for his high school team. He is committed to Texas-San Antonio. He becomes the first high school arm the Sox have taken since 2021. 

Photo Credit: Nelly Taylor per Polk State College Baseball