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Red Sox select Virginia catcher Kyle Teel 14th overall

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The Boston Red Sox selected Virginia catcher Kyle Teel with the 14th pick in the 2023 MLB Draft.

Widely considered the top catcher in the class, the 21-year-old is a highly polished hitter with an elite arm for catching would-be base stealers from behind the dish. Teel has also seen time in the outfield, but his leadership makes him a prime candidate to stick at catcher.


Age: 21
Position: C
Height/Weight: 6-1, 190 lbs
Bats/Throws: L/R
School: Virginia
Pick value (#14): $4,663,100


  • 60-grade arm is considered premium, especially with increased stolen bases in MLB
  • Advanced plate discipline with all-fields approach

Why fans will love this player

  • .407 batting average and 1.130 OPS over 65 games last season
  • High baseball IQ makes him ideal catcher
  • Considered top 100 prospect out of high school but withdrew due to pandemic-shortened event

Things he'll need to overcome

  • Power needs to develop
  • Struggled in wooden-bat Cape Cod League

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(Video source: MLB Pipeline)

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