The Red Sox have officially signed top 2014 MLB Draft picks Michael Kopech, a first-rounder, and Sam Travis, a second-round pick , the team announced on Wednesday.
With reports that the Sox have also reached an agreement with their other first-round selection, shortstop Michael Chavis, the Red Sox have now have all of their top-3 picks in the fold.
Kopech, an 18-year-old righthander pitcher out of Mt. Pleasant High School in Texas, went 3-0 with an .044 ERA in 11 games this season, allowing only four earned runs on 25 hits and 18 walks. He also struck out 129 hitters in 64 innings pitched, while being named a First Team Perfect Game All-American.
Travis, a 20-year-old first baseman, went 85-for-245, good for a .347 batting average this season at Indiana University, including 12 home runs and 58 RBIs. He was a 2014 First-Team All-Big Ten selection and a Second-Team Louisville Slugger All-American as Indiana won the Big Ten Tournament.
Travis played on Team USA’s Collegiate National team in 2013, a summer that also saw him named a Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star with the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox.
In addition to Kopech and Travis, the Red Sox announced seven more signings on Tuesday, including Chandler Shepherd (University of Kentucky, 13th round); Jordan Betts (Duke University, 18th round); Derek Miller (University of Texas-Austin, 23d round); Alex McKeon (Texas A&M, 31st round); Kuehl McEachern (Flager College, 34th round); Hector Lorenzana (University of Oklahoma, 37th round); and Brandon Show (University of San Diego, 38th round).