Con his Highest draft pick since 1967, Boston Red Sox opted for a player of Mexican descent, shortstop Marcelo Mayer.
On Sunday the Major League Baseball Draft was held and Boston, choosing rooms, they opted for the 18-year-old shortstop, who was the best prospect for this recruitment, based on MLB Pipeline, being considered a five-tool player and being compared to Corey Seager, Chipper Jones, Robinson Canó and Brandon Crawford.
Mayer is of Mexican descent. He was born in Chula Vista, but He has Mexican blood from the family of his father and coach, Enrique, grew up in Arizona and played for many years in a league in Nogales, Sonora, as reported The Athletic.
At 1.90 in height and 85 kilos in weight, Mayer already has the body of a Major League Baseball player. On November 2020 had accepted a scholarship with USC, but his meteoric rise in recent months, he chose not to go to the NCAA and appear for the Draft.
In his final season, he hit .392 with 14 homers and 45 RBIs, staying close to breaking Adrian Gonzalez’s historic home run record at Eastlake High School.