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Austin Rei
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CBoston Red Sox  
June 9, 2015
The Red Sox have selected Rei with the 81st overall pick in the 2015 first-year player draft.
Rei becomes the fifth catcher off the board, following Tyler Stephenson, Taylor Ward, Chris Betts and Lucas Herbert. It's a thin class for backstops, but Rei flashed strong receiving skills at the University of Washington as well as an ability to control the run game with a very strong arm. Offensively, there's little to get excited about with Rei, as his hitting and power from the right side both grade out as below-average.