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Red Sox draft updates

The draft starts again at noon.The Red Sox have the seventh pick of the second round, No. 57 overall. We’ll have updates here for 90 minutes or so.

UPDATE, 12:20 p.m.: Sox have selected RHP Brandon Workman of Texas with their pick. Good, solid college pitcher, Cape League veteran. They have their next pick at No. 110.

Workman, who turns 22 in August, is horse (6-5, 220) who hits 95 with his fastball and also throws a cutter, curve and change-up. I believe he is the first UT pitcher taken by the Sox since a guy named William Roger Clemens.

Workman is a former third-round pick of the Phillies in 2007 and has played several years in the Cape Cod League. He is said to have signability issues.

UPDATE, 1:15 p.m.: The Sox have taken Pennsylvania high school SS Sean Coyle, a North Carolina signee who played for the Under 18 Team USA last summer. He has been described as the Dustin Pedroia of this draft in that he has lot of tools in a little (5-8, 175 pounds) package. He projects as a 2B in pro ball.

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Coyle was the 110th overall pick. His brother plays at UNC and the Sox will have to pay to keep him from the Tar Heels. Coyle hit leadoff for Team USA and had tremendous plate discipline.

Their next pick is No. 143.

I’m certainly no draft expert. But the guys who are all seem to think the Red Sox have made some excellent picks.

UPDATE, 2:35 p.m.: In the fifth round, No. 173 overall, the Sox have selected OF Henry Ramos, a high school player from Puerto Rico.

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