With the days remaining until the MLB Draft, the Red Sox have decisions to make. With the fourth pick, there are three nails the Red Sox should consider in the draft. the team can draft a quality arm or select a talented positional player. In this post, we’ll review three options the team can explore.
Initial launch depth
This year’s draft is packed with pitching. The top two posts are Jack Leiter and Kumar Rockar. They both pitch Vanderbilt. Of the two, Jack Leiter has the upper hand. With four pitches in his arsenal, he would be the ideal pick for Boston.
In 2021, Leiter finished with a 2.08 ERA and 171 strikeouts in 101 innings pitched. His teammate Rocker is equally talented. Blessed with a steamy straight and curve, he’ll look good in a Red Sox uniform.
In three years at Vanderbilt Rocker he has compiled a 28-10 record and a strong 2.89 ERA. His most impressive performance was his 19-strikeout no_hitter in the 2019 NCAA Regional Finals. Burly 6 ″ 5 ″ 245 lb right-hander will be a starter in two years.
Henry Davis / C / Louisville
Henry Davis, the most talented catcher in this year’s draft. Currently, the club has Christian Vázquez, Kevin Plawecki, Connor Wong, Ronaldo Hernández and Chris Hermann in the depth chart. When selecting Davis, this would be a stud who is an offensive threat.
In 2021, Davis hit 370 with 15 home runs, 48 RBIs for the Cardinals. Not to mention a 663 / SLG, 484OBS. The only downside is how he handles quality pitching. His skills in framing and calling games are excellent.
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 start in three years.
Outfielders to look for are Sam Houston State’s Colton Cowser and Boston College’s Sal Frelick. They are both excellent exceptionally defensive contact hitters. Frelick can play both indoors and out in the outfield, which would help his actions.
This will be the second draft from General Manager Chaim Bloom. Last year, the organization selected second baseman Nick Yorke. Yorke, a California high school phenom, has impressed the team’s scouts with his power. Another major draft in rebuilding a lean minor league system.