The 2018 MLB Draft is almost upon us. With that in mind, let’s take a look at what the Boston Red Sox might do with their first pick!
We’re less than a week out from the 2018 MLB draft. So we decided to sit down and look at some players that the Boston Red Sox might select. We need to stress that prognosticating about the MLB draft isn’t like predicting the NFL or NBA drafts. These players are all years away from the majors, and teams rarely draft for need. Instead, the focus is on the best player available, so it all comes down to scouting.
Another way the MLB draft stands out is that it runs for 40 rounds over the course of three days. We are going to focus on day one. In particular, the early part of day one; the first round. For more comprehensive round one coverage, our own Benjamin Chase has been posting mock drafts.
You can find them at the following links:
- There is Mock MLB Draft, Version 1.0.
- Then we have Mock MLB Draft, Version 2.0.
- That was followed by Mock MLB Draft, Version 3.0.
- Which brought us to Mock MLB Draft, Version 4.0.
- And finally Mock MLB Draft, Version 5.1 posted yesterday!
In four of his five drafts, Benjamin has the same player going to the Red Sox, but we’ll get to that a bit later. In the meantime, we’ll take a look at some interesting names that seem to be hovering around the Red Sox at pick 26. Then we’ll transition into the names that are being predicted as their pick.
The MLB draft is often full of surprises, unlike the IFA signing period where deals are worked out in advance. Mock drafts are more general guides about the range of picks players will go in than precise predictions. With that in mind, here are some draft-eligible amateurs who are living in the vicinity of pick 26.