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July 12, 2021 at 9:21 AM

MLB Draft Day Two

The first day of the MLB first-year player draft wrapped last night, and the Red Sox selected Marcelo Mayer with the fourth overall pickBoston will have nine picks on Monday during Day Two of the draft, starting with pick number 40 at the start of the second round followed by picks 75 and 105. Here's a look at some of the best players available according to Baseball America (BA), MLB Pipeline (MLB), and Perfect Game (PG).

  • Bubba Chandler, RHP, North Oconee (GA) (20 BA, 21 MLB, 24 PG)
  • Anthony Solometo, LHP, Bishop Eustice (NJ) (28 BA, 17 MLB, 33 PG)
  • Will Taylor, OF, Dutch Fork (SC) (21 BA, 20 MLB, 17 PG)
  • Jud Fabian, OF, Florida (27 BA, 23 MLB, 37 PG)
  • Jaden Hill, RHP, LSU (24 BA, 36 MLB, 74 PG)
  • Joshua Baez, OF, Dexter Southfield (MA) (31 BA, 24 MLB, 47 PG)
  • Adrian Del Castillo, C, Miami (25 BA, 42 MLB, 55 PG)
  • Ethan Wilson, OF, South Alabama (26 BA, 35 MLB, 32 PG)
  • Wes Kath, 3B, Desert Mountain (AZ) (54 BA, 34 MLB, 72 PG)
  • Alex Mooney, SS, St, Mary (MI) (66 BA, 64 MLB, 28 PG)
Boston's selection of Mayer at #4 overall leaves their bonus pool status up in the air. Early speculation is that it might take slightly over the $6.7 million allocated slot bonus to sign Mayer - but like I said, it's speculation. If that is indeed the case, the Red Sox might need to find some savings in the second and/or third round, which could mean drafting a player or two that might be considered a slight reach at those slots. Check out our Draft Preview for some players that might fit that mold, such as Boston College SS Cody Morissette, Fordham LHP Matt Mikulski, and Michigan LHP Steven Hajjar.  Other possibilities include Virginia LHP Andrew Abbott, Ole Miss LHP Doug Nikhazy, and Alabama RHP Dylan Smith.

The second round kicks off at 1:00 pm ET today. Follow all of the action at SoxProspects.com.

Mike Andrews is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of SoxProspects.com. Follow him on Twitter at @MikeAndrewsSP.