How does Kyle Teel fit with the Red Sox long-term?
One of the best things Teel brings to Boston is his positional versatility as well as his great catching. With the Red Sox currently platooning their catcher spot between Connor Wong and Reese McGuire (as well as Jorge Alfaro lately), a true number one catcher for the future needs to be defined. Despite Wong showing up defensively and being around average or just below offensively, a true long-term player who can be very good at both would truly improve this roster.
Teel has an immediate fit in the Red Sox system as well, as the Sox only have one catcher ranked in their top 15 prospects, that being Nathan Hickey at 15th. This allows Teel to work his way into the farm system, and move up the rankings relatively quickly hopefully.
Overall, this pick made a lot of sense for Boston. As the number seven ranked prospect by MLB.com, his falling to pick 14 was great value. The fit for the Sox is also great, and his statistical production is extremely promising.