For their #26 pick, the Red Sox took switch-hitting catcher Blake Swihart from V Sue Cleveland High School in New Mexico. However, from an interview, it appears that Swihart may want to go to college instead of sign with the Red Sox. He is a great hitter, probably the best hitting catcher in the draft, and he has a good arm, but he is also very fast, a rarity for a catcher.
For their #36 pick, the Sox took left handed pitcher Henry Owens. He shows good control and movement despite only a low 90's fastball, his ceiling has been around 92 mph. He is also very tall at 6'7" and so the control is a big surprise, as you don't see many high school pitchers who can control their pit
ches well. Like Blake Swihart, he is from high school so I do not have stats on him, just scouting reports. However, he may appear to be a late round steal for the Red Sox if his velocity improves a little bit.
Finally, their #40 pick was Jackie Bradley, an outfielder from the University of South Carolina. Bradley is a very good defensive outfielder
outfielder with solid speed and range. After hitting .368 and .340 in his first two seasons, the Red Sox pulled an Anthony Renuado, taking a player whohad been great in past seasons, but had fallen in the past year, as he batted .259 in 2011. He did deal with injuries, also like Anthony Renaudo, so I feel if he is healthy he could put together seasons like a young Mike Cameron or Jacoby Ellsbury. I am really pleased with this year's draft, and I hope these players turn out really well.