The second day of the 2015 MLB Draft is over for the Red Sox, as they made their 10th-round selection and eighth pick of the day. Lucky number 291 comes in the form of Mitchell Gunsolus out of Gonzaga. He's a senior and a third baseman, but also ranked on Baseball America's top-500, coming in at 464.
So, he'll help give the Red Sox a below-slot deal -- the 291st pick has a value of $152,700 -- but he might actually be a prospect, too, instead of just a way to shift their allotted budget around. He didn't hit a home run during his first three seasons for Gonzaga, but hit seven as a senior, and Baseball America points out that he knows how to control the strike zone, as he had more free passes than punch outs each of the last three springs.
Third base might not be his home in the long run, even if the Sox drafted him there, but there is enough ability on both sides of the ball that a corner outfield spot could work. For a 10th-round pick, that'll certainly do.
That's that for day two of the draft. We'll be back with coverage of rounds 11 through 40 on Wednesday, so don't worry, it's not all over yet.