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July 12, 2021 at 3:52 PM

Red Sox select Daniel McElveny with sixth-round pick

With its sixth-round pick in the 2021 draft, Boston has selected Daniel McElveny, a utility player out of Bonita Vista High School (CA). McElveny's high school is less than 10 minutes away from first-round pick Marcelo Mayer's Eastlake High School.

MLB.com initially listed McElveny as a shortstop, though the Red Sox announced him as a utility player. Perfect Game USA lists him as both a shortstop and an outfielder and notes that he has good bat speed, a strong arm, and is an above-average runner. Though he was not ranked by any of the major publications, McElveny hit .435 with a .580 on-base percentage and five home runs in his senior season. 

Committed to San Diego State, McElveny just turned 18 years old in April. He is listed at 6-foot, 190 pounds, and Perfect Game notes that he has broad shoulders with a chance to get stronger. He recorded an exit velocity of 97 mph, which is listed as 97th percentile in his class, so he certainly fits the mold of a data-driven pick who may have flown under the radar in scouting circles. 

Photo Credit: Daniel McElveny from Perfect Game USA