The Boston Red Sox used the majority of their early picks in the 2012 MLB draft on pitching, restocking their farm system with young arms they sorely needed. Of their first 10 selections, eight were pitchers.
The time for hype and projecting what these young players will become has come to an end, though.
The newest members of the franchise will now enter the process of signing a contract and reporting to one of the Sox’ minor league affiliates, beginning a long journey that fans and the team alike hope will culminate in them reaching the MLB level.
While it’s highly unlikely that all 10 of the Sox’s top picks will reach the majors, it’s equally true that several of these players will likely make an impact either as everyday big leaguers or as potential trade chips. Because of their history of drafting so effectively, the Sox can expect this to be the case with more of their prospects than the average team.
Although it is looking well ahead into the future, it’s not too soon to think about when we might be seeing some of the 2012 Red Sox draft class at Fenway Park. Here are projections for each of the Sox' first ten picks: