This is one of those years that you will want to pay close attention, as the Red Sox have 4 picks in the first 40, and their rivals down in St. Petersburg have 10 picks (!) in the first 60.
We’ll provide coverage of the Red Sox draft picks in real-time, or close to it, depending on my work schedule.
As far as a preview goes, there are quite a bit of interesting prospects but the one that stands out to me is a high school outfielder from Texas by the name Josh Bell. Bell is committed to attend the University of Texas and has reportedly made statements suggesting he will be very difficult to sign, but the Red Sox are known to pursue this type of prospect and have the financial resources to make just about any high school kid break their academic commitments.
Much to my chagrin, the first day of the draft is now held at night; it will be televised tonight at 6pm on the MLB Network. It’s a practice that began last year, and I still haven’t warmed to the idea. For decades, professional baseball has slowly been migrating from a daytime sport to a nighttime one. The new MLB Draft is just the latest example of that. I should probably just stop my bitching and accept it. So, I will.
Heck in here tonight for draft coverage and commentary.