Sean Coyle, a standout shortstop for Germantown Academy who batted .529 (45 for 85) with 51 RBIs, 40 runs, and 13 home runs, was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the third round with the 110th overall pick in the Major League Baseball Draft Tuesday. The Patriots' No. 3 hitter had 20 stolen bases (on 20 attempts), 17 walks, 12 doubles, and 3 triples. He had a 1.164 slugging percentage and .694 on-base percentage.
The 5-foot-9, 175-pound Coyle, of Chalfont, has committed to North Carolina, where his brother, Tommy, a GA product, is a freshman second baseman.
Last season, Sean Coyle, positioned at second base, was an Inquirer first-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania selection. He batted .463 with 37 runs, 17 RBIs, 13 stolen bases, 11 doubles, 4 homers and 4 doubles.
Coyle's father, Tommy, a Scranton native, played second base at Penn.
Phillies take Biddle
On Monday night, with the overall 27th pick of the first round, the Phillies took Jesse Biddle, a 6-foot-5, 235-pound southpaw from Germantown Friends.
He threw for the Phillies in a private workout last week at Citizens Bank Park. He was watched in games this season by Phillies scouting director Marti Wolever and regional scout Eric Valent.
Biddle's fastball has been clocked as high as 96 m.p.h., with a comfort range between 92 and 94 m.p.h. He committed to the University of Oregon last year.
In leading the Tigers to their seventh consecutive Friends Schools League championship, the 18-year old, who played first base when not pitching, notched a 9-2 record with a 1.06 ERA and 140 strikeouts in 59 1/3 innings.
Last season, while earning first-team all-area honors, Biddle went 5-0 with a 0.64 ERA and 61 strikeouts in 33 innings. He yielded only seven hits. He also batted .370.