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The Boston Red Sox had one of the better Day 1 drafts, as they found excellent value with each of their first three picks, shortstop Michael Chavis, RHP Michael Kopech and first baseman Sam Travis, despite not making their first selection until the No. 26 overall pick in the first round.
Day 2 of the draft saw the Red Sox grab several high-upside college pitchers, with the most notable being RHP Jake Cosart (third round), the younger brother of Houston Astros starter Jarred Cosart, who moved from the outfield to the mound about a year ago and features an explosive fastball in the mid- to upper-90s.
They would later select RHP Kevin McAvoy (fourth), a main component of Bryant's success over the last two years, and RHP Reed Reilly (seventh), who saved 11 games and posted a 1.62 ERA and 10.56 K/9 this season as Cal Poly's closer.
The Red Sox also grabbed a pair of high-floor college hitters toward the end of Day 2 in OF Danny Mars (sixth), a junior college product with plus speed and strong on-base skills, and catcher Ben Moore, who showed good contact skills while also working in the outfield for Alabama.
As is the case every year, the Red Sox spent Day 3 of the draft taking fliers on potential above-slot candidates, but not before they grabbed Florida RHP Karsten Whitson (11th), a 2010 first-rounder who turned down $2.1 million out of high school.
After that, the organization went on to select prep CF Trenton Kemp (15th), catcher Devon Fisher (20th), SS Derek Miller (23rd), LHP David Peterson (28th) and CF Jeren Kendall (30th).