Many people expect Marcelo Meyer to be the No. 1 pick in the 2021 Major League Baseball Draft, but the 18-year-old shortstop from East Lake High School in California was selected by the Red Sox somehow with the No. 4 pick.
Although Mayer’s talent is excellent, he must answer one question right away: How does it feel for this Yankees lifelong fan to be selected by his favorite team’s mortal enemy?
As expected, Meyer was soon willing to change his loyalty.
“I am now the biggest Red Sox fan ever,” he said in an interview with ESPN.
Well, it’s easy. However, this is not surprising.After all, the value of Boston’s No. 4 pick in the draft is Approximately US$6.7 million, So Sox will give Mayer a good payday.
Meyer was the consensus No. 1 prospect in the draft, and declined after the Buccaneers unexpectedly chose Louisville catcher Henry Davis No. 1. The 18-year-old shortstop is on par with Corey Seager and Brandon Crawford on the defensive end.
Seager is currently one of Mayer’s most admired shortstops, just like Fernando Tatis Jr. and Francisco Lindor.
“Modern shortstops are more like Batman,” Mayer Tell the San Diego Tribune In late May. “Tatis, Seager and Lindor can swing, but they can also stand proudly.
“I want to stay 100% as a shortstop. As a batsman, I always have strength. As I get stronger, I really start to use this strength to improve my game.
He will have the opportunity to do this in the Boston system that helped Xander Bogaerts become an All-Star and one of MLB’s best shortstops. Therefore, even though Mayer fell, he was satisfied with his landing point.
“This is everything I can ask for,” Meyer said on the Major League Baseball network. “This is something I will remember for the rest of my life.”