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Draft wraps up for Sox

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2538586282_a078d50152.jpgThe Sox wrapped up Day 2 of the draft on Wednesday, with 32 picks, a lot of talk about "high-ceiling'' guys and now the task of starting the signing process.
General manager Ken Williams sure liked what he saw from his amateur drafting department.
"You know, I think it was a nice job by the guys,'' Williams said. "They really worked it. And even in the 14th, 15th rounds, we took some guys that really have some high, high ceilings, but because of some unusual circumstances, they've fallen. There are a lot of intriguing guys that we have in place. Combine that with what we already have and yeah, it could turn out very well.''
Two of the first three picks were outfielders, while they added two catchers.
While Williams didn't go into details on his specific picks, he did have some interesting comments on No. 1 overall pick Stephen Strasburg, nabbed by Washington. Williams said he would not hesitate to throw the flame-throwing phenom right into his big-league rotation.
"I saw him pitch,'' Williams said. "I'd put him in the rotation. In this league, in the rotation ... Maybe not, because he's got some innings underneath him, but talking from the talent level the man possesses ... ''

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