David Chester a slugger in Red Sox system


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At 6 feet 5 inches, 255 pounds, the Red Sox knew they were getting a slugger when they took Chester in the 33d round of the 2011 draft. But he was a work in progress.

Since starting this season with the Single A Greenville Drive, he’s flashed the kind of power that puts pitchers on alert. With a team-high 10 home runs and 53 RBIs (fourth most in the SAL), he earned an spot in last week’s South Atlantic League All-Star Game, where he showcased his power with a second-place finish in the home run derby, then went 1 for 2 for the South All-Stars in a 2-1 loss to the North.

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