With, the MLB Draft days away the Red Sox has decisions to make. With the fourth selection, there are three studs the Red Sox must consider in the draft. the team can draft a quality arm or select a talented positional player. In this post, we will review three options the team can explore.
Starting Pitching Depth
This year’s draft is stockpiled with pitching. The two top studs are Jack Leiter and Kumar Rockar. Both hurl for Vanderbilt. Out of the two, Jack Leiter has the upside. With four pitches to his arsenal, he would be the ideal selection for Boston.
In 2021 Leiter finished up with a 2.08 ERA and 171 strikeouts in 101 innings pitched. His teammate Rocker is equally talented. Blessed with a torrid fastball and curve he will be a nice fit in a Red Sox uniform.
In three years at Vanderbilt Rocker has compiled a 28-10 record and a sharp2.89 ERA. His most impressive performance was his 19 strikeout no_hitter in the 2019 NCAA regional finals. The Burly 6″5″ 245 lb righty will be a starter in two_years.
Henry Davis the most talented catcher in this year’s draft. Currently, the club has Christian Vazquez, Kevin Plawecki, Connor Wong, Ronaldo Hernandez, and Chris Hermann on the depth chart. By drafting Davis, this would be a stud who is an offensive threat.
In 2021 Davis hit 370 with 15 home runs, 48 runs batted in for the Cardinals. Not to mention a 663/SLG,484OBS. The only drawback is how he handles quality pitching. His framing and game_ calling skills are superb.
I like Henry Davis with the fourth pick. Realistically Jack Leiter and Kumar Rocker will have been selected. Davis is an extraordinary talent who could be starting in three_years.
Outfielders to look for are Colton Cowser of Sam Houston State and Sal Frelick of Boston College. Both are excellent contact hitters exceptional defensively. Frelick can play both the infield and outfield which would help his stock.
This will be General Manager Chaim Bloom’s second draft. Last year the organization selected second baseman, Nick Yorke. Yorke a high school phenom from California has impressed the team’s scouts with his power. Another important draft in rebuilding a thin minor league system.