Last week the MLB held the yearly draft process. The Red Sox selected four prospects. First _year GM Chaim Bloom selected two high school prospects as well as two talented college prospects. The Red Sox were penalized a pick, due to their participation cheating in the 2018 World Series. In this post, we will review each prospect.
Grading The Red Sox 2020 Draft Class
Nick Yorke The 17th selection in the draft. Nick Yorke was well ahead of himself as a hitter. The second baseman for Arch Bishop Mitty High School in California is remarkably plate disciplined. He has a short compact swing and makes excellent contact.
As a fielder, he has excellent hands and quick feet. Recruited by Arizona, he may sign with the organization this summer. General Manager Chaim Bloom was impressed with his maturity.
BlazeJordan One of the youngest players in the draft, Jordan is noted for his power. In four years at Desoto high school, Jordan Finished with 19 home runs,98 rbi’s, and an impressive 440 batting average.
As a third baseman, he was one of the best fielders in the state. with the certainty of MLB look for Jordan to attend college at Mississippi State.
Shane Drohan With the 148th pick, the Red Sox selected Shane Drohan of Florida State University. If all goes well, Drohan will be a third or fourth starter. He possesses three pitches a fastball, slider, and changeup. Noted for his athletic skills, Drohan is also a dominant fielding pitcher.
In four years at FSU Drohan pitched 22 appearances striking out 72 batters and finishing with a 4.98 ERA. Jeremy Wu Yelland, This player was selected with the organization’s 4th pick. Noted for his versatility Wu Yelland contributed both as a starter and reliever for the University of Hawaii. The Red Sox see Wu Yelland as a long reliever. He also spent some time in the Cape Cod League for the Chatham Angels. In 2019 Wu Yelland finished the campaign with a 2-1 record and a 3.15 ERA. He also struck out 26 batters. The Future With MLB at a standstill, these draft picks may not see any action at all this summer. General Manager Chaim Bloom did a significant job in drafting needs. Look for the two high school players to attend college. Overall, the Red Sox get a B- for this year’s draft class.