5 draft prospects the Boston Red Sox should look to take at pick 14

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Red Sox 2023 draft possibility - Blake Mitchell - C/RHP - Sinton High School

Blake Mitchell is one of the most interesting and versatile prospects in this year's class, as he has played three completely different positions. He is primarily a catcher with a great throwing arm and upside as a power batter. But he also pitches, interestingly enough he throws right-handed while being a lefty batter.

As a pitcher, he has a fastball that can reach 97 to 98 miles per hour, with a good curveball and changeup. Long-term he projects as a catcher, however, as that tends to be where he plays the best. Mitchell is another highschool prospect and has committed to Louisiana State University for baseball if he chooses to forego the draft.

According to MLB.com he has a 70 grade for arm strength, which is extremely promising, especially for a catcher. This shows they have a large amount of faith in his ability to throw baserunners out and really push the ball to the bases.

The main point he will need to develop is creating a smoother swing with more hitting consistency. Despite his ability to hit with immense strength and drive the ball all over the field, he also is not exceptionally consistent at doing so. If a team, including Boston, could give him some time at the lower levels to really hone in on his skills, he could turn into a plus starter at catcher for the foreseeable future.