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Red Sox draft picks: Rounds 31-50

06.10.10 at 4:12 pm ET
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On the third day of the MLB draft Wednesday, the Red Sox went catcher-heavy, drafting a total of five players at the backstop position over the draft’s final 20 rounds. They also leaned towards high school players, with 14 of those last 20 picks coming from the high school ranks. Below is a list of Boston picks from Rounds 31-50 with small tidbits about as many as we could gather information on.

Round 31, Pick 953: Dustin Renfroe, C, Copiah Academy (MS)

Ranked 299 in draft by Perfect Game USA

Committed to Meridian Community College

Round 32, Pick 983: Jordan Alexander, CF, Vista HS (CA)

Committed to UC Irvine

Round 33, Pick 1,013: Mark Donham, RHP, Jupiter Community HS (FL)

Experienced shoulder tendinitis during last season

Said to be choosing between pros and Samford College

Round 34, Pick 1,043: Michael Gleason, RHP, Cal St. Chico

Third-team All-American

Round 35, Pick 1,073: Joshua Riddle, SS, Western Hills HS (KY)

Round 36, Pick 1,103: Shane Rowland, C, Tampa Catholic HS (FL)

Father, Donnie, is director of international scouting for Yankees.

MLB Scouting Video

Round 37, Pick 1,133: Aaron Jones, C, San Clemente HS (CA)

Baseball Beginnings scouting report

Round 38, Pick 1,163: Thomas Bourbon, OF, Northwest Catholic HS (CT)

Signed to BC

Round 39, Pick 1,193: Nicholas Robinson, SS, North Central College

Batted .427 with 56 runs

Set team records with 76 hits and 178 at-bats last season

Round 40, Pick 1,223: Luke Yoder, LF, Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo

MLB Scouting Video

Won Ozzie Smith team MVP award in 2010

Third time drafted, 34th round in 2006, 33rd round in 2008

First in program history to have four-straight .300 seasons in a row

Round 41, Pick 1,253: Jayson Hernandez, C, Rutgers

Threw out 15 base stealers as senior

Round 42, Pick 1,283: Daniel Slania, RHP, Salpointe Catholic HS (AZ)

Committed to Notre Dame

Round 43, Pick 1,313: Patrick Smith, CF, Redan HS (GA)

MLB Scouting Video

Story about learning defense from father in local paper

Committed to Middle Georgia College

Round 44, Pick 1,343: Zach Kapstein, C, Tiverton HS (RI)

Nephew of Red Sox senior adviser Jeremy Kapstein

Hit .603 in senior year, highest among New England hitters

Round 45, Pick 1,373: James Kang, SS, Pomona-Pitzer College

SCIAC Player of the Year

Also was team’€™s closer with 4 saves and 2.53 ERA

Round 46, Pick 1,403: Jarett Thomason, RHP, Eastside HS (SC)

Round 47, Pick 1,433: David Roseboom, LHP, Lasalle Institute (NY)

Committed to South Carolina-Upstate

Round 48, Pick 1,463: Jared Autrey, RHP, Stephenville HS

MLB Scouting Video

Round 49, Pick 1,493: Trygg Larsson-Danforth, 1B, Yale

Mattapoisett, Mass. native

All-Ivy League first-team honoree

Team MVP last two seasons

11 HR, 44 RBI in 44 games last season

Round 50, Pick 1,523: Weston Hoekel, RHP, Bishop Kenny HS (FL)

Committed to Ole Miss

Has own website

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