MLB Draft 2023: Pink Sox choose Kyle Teel at No. 14 and Nazzan Zanetello at No. 50

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Alex Speier

  • Virginia catcher Kyle Teel (3) goes up to bat during an NCAA baseball game on Saturday, June 10, 2023 in Charlottesville, Va.

    6 issues to learn about Pink Sox 2023 first-round draft decide Kyle Teel

With their first-round decide within the 2023 draft, the Pink Sox took Kyle Teel out of the College of Virginia at No. 14 — their highest number of a catcher since they took John Marzano on the similar No. 14 place in 1984.

The Pink Sox then used decide No. 50 on highschool prospect Nazzan Zanetello, a shortstop out of Christian Brothers Faculty Excessive College in St. Louis.

Boston has just lately most well-liked drafting hitters at high-slot values, highlighted by the first-round alternatives of Nick Yorke (2020), Marcelo Mayer (2021), and Triston Casas (2018) over the previous 5 drafts. If Chaim Bloom desires to fill a necessity, nevertheless, the Sox farm system has a dearth of potential huge league starters.

In the remainder of the draft, Boston will decide as soon as in every spherical. The Sox additionally get back-to-back compensation picks following the fourth spherical for dropping certified free brokers Xander Bogaerts and Nathan Eovaldi, who signed this offseason with the Padres and Rangers, respectively.

Right here’s the complete listing of Boston’s picks, with assigned slot values for Rounds 1-10 from soxprospects.com. We’ll be updating this story because the Pink Sox make their alternatives on Monday, and Tuesday, so comply with alongside.

2023 Pink Sox draft picks

No. 14: Kyle Teel, C, Virginia

Age: 21 | Peak: 6-1 | Weight: 190

The catcher slashed .407/.475/.655/1.130 with 13 house runs in 65 video games with the Cavaliers final season. Teel led Virginia to the Faculty World Sequence and obtained the Buster Posey catcher of the 12 months award. Teel’s father, Garett, was drafted within the eleventh spherical (318th general) by the Los Angeles Dodgers within the 1989 draft and spent 5 seasons within the group each as a participant and coach.

No. 50: Nazzan Zanetello, SS, Christian Brothers (Mo.)

Age: 18 | Peak: 6-2 | Weight: 180

The Pink Sox used their second-round decide on a quickly climbing highschool product, as Zanetello has shot up the draft boards following sturdy performances in current showcases. He was named the MVP on the Breakthrough Sequence in June and led Workforce USA in hitting (.429) at an 18-and-under World Cup qualifying match in November. Zanetello hit .413/.537/.809 with 5 homers in 22 video games as a senior and is dedicated to Arkansas.

2023 MLB Draft: Pink Sox decide order

No. 83, third spherical ($846, 800)

No. 115, fourth spherical ($580, 200)

No. 132, compensation decide ($492,700)

No. 133, compensation decide ($487, 800)

No. 151, fifth spherical ($408,500)

No. 178, sixth spherical ($320,200)

No. 208, seventh spherical ($250,300)

No. 238, eighth spherical ($201,000)

No. 268, ninth spherical ($178,600)

No. 298, tenth spherical ($167,900)

No. 328, eleventh spherical

No. 358, twelfth spherical

No. 388, thirteenth spherical

No. 418, 14th spherical

No. 448, fifteenth spherical

No. 478, sixteenth spherical

No. 508, seventeenth spherical

No. 538, 18th spherical

No. 568, nineteenth spherical

No. 598, twentieth spherical


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