The Red Sox spent the 110th overall pick on Sean Coyle.
Follow the jump for his pre-draft report.
Sean Coyle Position: SS School: Germantown Academy State: PA Height: 5’9’’ Weight: 175
Bats: R Throws: R Birth Date: 1/17/92 Seiler Rating: 2C3 Commitment: North Carolina
Sean Coyle is a small, strong middle infielder from Germantown Academy in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, a northern suburb of my former home, Philadelphia. His teammate Keenan Kish has also found his way into this Notebook. Coyle is a scout favorite due to his hard work ethic and all-out style of play, and that should help him succeed at the next level. At the plate, he’s very much a line drive and groundball hitter, and he projects to be an above-average hitter for average. He produces quite well in game situations now, especially for a cold weather hitter, but I expect the power numbers to not be quite as high in the pros. He’s plenty strong, but he’s much better served going gap to gap, using his plus speed to his advantage. He’s a plus to plus-plus runner, depending on the day, and his athleticism is a good strength in a tightly-wound short body. In the field, he’s not as projectable for everyday starting. Currently a shortstop, he projects better as a second baseman in the future, thanks to his fringe-average to average arm, which doesn’t profile well at shortstop. He does have above-average middle infield actions, meaning that he’ll be a plus second baseman if he can learn the pivot well. He’s an excellent learner and a hard worker, so I fully expect he’ll max out his potential. He could be an average Major League starting second baseman if things line up right. I expect he’ll go in the third to fifth round range to a team that believes in his bat, and his North Carolina commitment shouldn’t be much more than an inconvenience for the team that drafts him that high, though his brother is currently a Tar Heel.