Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
30 931 Boston Red Sox Justin Taylor RHP N.C.
Committed to East Carolina, Taylor is a raw, two-sport athlete who also lettered in basketball. He has a good frame at 6-foot-4, 190 pounds and solid athleticism. Some effort in his delivery leads to concerns about his chances of starting, but he has the makings of two good pitches. His fastball sits 88-92 mph, but can touch 94 and he has a decent breaking ball in his slider. It's a slurvy pitch now, but it has good spin and a chance to develop into a better offering. Like most high school arms, his changeup is a work-in-progress.