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Sox draft Fuentes, Wilson

Posted by Adam Kilgore, Globe Staff  June 9, 2009 11:36 PM

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With the 28th pick of the draft, the Red Sox chose center fielder Reymond Fuentes from Fernando Callejo High School in Puerto Rico. Fuentes is an athletic, speedy player and a cousin of New York Mets center fielder Carlos Beltran.

Hes going to be a good player not because hes [related], just judging by the talent he has, Beltran told the New York Daily News Sunday. Hes very disciplined. For being young, he loves to work. Thats what impresses me the most.

In the second round, the Sox selected righty Alex Wilson from Texas A&M. He's 6-foot-1-inch, 205 pounder and is two years removed from Tommy John surgery during his redshirted freshman year. Wilson was born in Saudi Arabia and, if he makes the big club, would be the second Saudi Arabian major leaguer ever. San Diego Padre Craig Stansberry is the other.

Wilson transferred from Winthrop to the Aggies after being named All-Big South in his freshman and sophomore years.

Globe Correspondent Ben Collins contributed to this report.

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