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Recapping Day 2 of the MLB draft

6/6/2014

A rundown of the Boston Red Sox's second day of the 2014 amateur draft:

Third Round (103)

The pick: Right-handed pitcher Jake Cosart out of Seminole State (Florida).

The build: 6-foot-2, 235 pounds.

The stats: 5-3, 5.34 ERA, 67 strikeouts in 64 innings pitched.

The scouting report: Don't let the stats fool you when it comes to Cosart. A former outfielder at Duke, Cosart, following the advice of Houston Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer, a teammate of his older brother Jarred, transferred to Seminole State last year to start his career as a pitcher. Live fastball that can reach 98 mph and a developing curveball that could be a major league pitch. Will seemingly begin professional career as a starter before moving toward late-inning relief down the line.

The recommended bonus: $509,400.

Fourth Round

The pick: Right-handed pitcher Kevin McAvoy out of Bryant University (Rhode Island).

The build: 6-foot-4, 210 pounds.

The stats: 9-1, 2.62 ERA, 94 strikeouts in 99⅔ innings pitched.

The scouting report: The highest drafted baseball player in program history at Bryant, McAvoy led the school to an NCAA tournament qualification, where he pitched 6⅔ innings, allowing two unearned runs in his one tournament start. Presumably an under-slot signing, could free up money for Red Sox to spend on other picks.

The recommended bonus: $377,600.

Fifth Round

The pick: First baseman Josh Ockimey out of SS Neumann Goretti High School in Philadelphia.

The build: 6-foot-1, 215 pounds. Bats left, throws right.

The scouting report: Ockimey participated in a private workout at Fenway Park last fall, so the Red Sox are no stranger to his capabilities. Big left-handed first baseman with tremendous power potential and bat speed. Still raw, though strong athleticism could help to translate power into game results as he advances through the professional ranks.

The commitment: Indiana University.

The recommended bonus: $282,800.

Sixth Round

The pick: Outfielder Danny Mars out of Chipola College (Florida).

The build: 6-foot, 195 pounds. Bats switch, throws right.

The stats: .380/.460/.584, 25 stolen bases, 54 runs scored in 48 games.

The scouting report: Speedy center fielder who could be a plus runner at the major league level. Contact hitter, power expected to remain below average.

The recommended bonus: $211,800.

Seventh Round

The pick: Right-handed pitcher Reed Reilly out of Cal Poly -- San Luis Obispo (California).

The build: 6-foot-4, 220 pounds.

The stats: 12 saves, 1.71 ERA, 53 strikeouts in 47⅓ innings pitched.

The scouting report: After turning down the Baltimore Orioles, who drafted him in the 18th round of last year's draft, Reilly saw his stock increase this year following another strong season for the Mustangs. Closer, fastball operates in the low 90s but can reach 95. Good movement on slider, changeup. Stuff seems to play more into middle reliever role as opposed to late-inning option.

The recommended bonus: $163,500.

Eighth Round

The pick: Catcher Ben Moore out of the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa.

The build: 6-foot-1, 195 pounds. Bats/throws right-handed.

The stats: .305/.367/.481, 9 home runs, 35 RBIs.

The scouting report: High-contact hitter with great control of the strike zone as evidenced by low strikeout totals in college. Played outfield last season despite spending his early years as a catcher.

The recommended bonus: $152,700

Ninth Round

The pick: Right-handed pitcher Kevin Steen out of Oak Ridge High School (Oak Ridge, Tennessee).

The build: 6-foot-1, 170 pounds.

The scouting report: Decent upside, low 90s fastball accompanied by promising curveball. Could require over-slot bonus to sign.

The commitment: University of Tennessee.

The recommended bonus: $142,600.

Tenth Round

The pick: Outfielder Cole Sturgeon out of Louisville (Kentucky).

The build: 6-foot, 180 pounds. Bats/throws left-handed.

The stats: .325/.410/.468, 18 stolen bases, 57 runs scored in 63 games.

The scouting report: Senior at Louisville, average speed while showing little power at the plate.

The recommended bonus: $137,600.

Other draft notes:

• In addition to the three Massachusetts products taken on Day 1 of the draft, Foxboro native Austin DeCarr (third round, 91st overall by the New York Yankees), Arlington native Pat Connaughton (fourth round, 121st overall by the Orioles) and Sudbury native Adam Ravenelle (fourth round, 130th overall by the Detroit Tigers) were taken in the early rounds of the draft's second day.

• Four of the Red Sox's first 11 picks are alumni of the Cape Cod League: second-round pick Sam Travis (2012), McAvoy (2013), Moore (2013) and Sturgeon (2012/13).

• Several top draft prospects remain entering Day 3, including pitchers J.B. Bukauskas (No. 29 on ESPN Insider Keith Law's Top 100), Bryce Montes De Oca (No. 32) and Mac Marshall (No. 47). All talented high school pitchers, steep draft bonus demands could be the reason they are still on the board.

Looking ahead: The draft will conclude Saturday with Rounds 11-40. Round 11 will begin at 1 p.m.