2011 MLB Mock Draft: Will Alex Meyer Trade In Bluegrass For Red Sox?
2011 MLB Mock Draft Gives Boston Red Sox RHP Alex Meyer With 19th Overall Pick
Boston is the envy of all Major League Baseball. They have the resources to spend $150 million to field a big league team in the American League. They also have one of the best scouting teams in the game, which allows them to trade for a guy like Adrian Gonzalez without completely bankrupting the system.
The Red Sox have two first-round picks this year and they are likely to go pitcher with the 19th pick and position player with the 26th pick. The philosophy with this franchise has been to draft slot guys early and go for upside and big money players who slide in later rounds.
With that in mind, Kentucky’s Alex Meyer will be the pick for this team. He has great stuff – a mid-90’s fastball and a good slider – but his problem has been commanding his pitches in the strike zone.
If the command doesn’t ever come around, he will be a dominant reliever. If he does go to the bullpen, he will probably add a couple miles per hour to his fastball.
|1. Pittsburgh - Gerrit Cole, RHP||18. Oakland - George Springer, CF|
|2. Seattle - Anthony Rendon, 3B||19. Boston - Alex Meyer, RHP|
|3. Arizona - Dylan Bundy, RHP||20. Colorado - C.J. Cron, 1B|
|4. Baltimore - Danny Hultzen, LHP||21. Toronto - Levi Michael, SS|
|5. Kansas City - Trevor Bauer, RHP||22. St. Louis - Jose Fernandez, RHP|
|6. Washington - Bubba Starling, CF||23. Washington - Tyler Anderson, LHP|
|7. Arizona - Sonny Gray, RHP||24. Tampa Bay - Kolten Wong, 2B|
|8. Cleveland - Jed Bradley, LHP||25. San Diego - Dillon Howard, RHP|
|9. Chicago Cubs - Mikie Mahtook, CF||26. Boston - Blake Swihart, C|
|10. San Diego - Matt Barnes, RHP||27. Cincinnati - Sean Gilmartin, LHP|
|11. Houston - Archie Bradley, RHP||28. Atlanta - Henry Owens, LHP|
|12. Milwaukee - Taylor Jungmann, RHP||29. San Francisco - Joe Ross, RHP|
|13. New York Mets - Taylor Guerreri, RHP||30. Minnesota - Brian Goodwin, CF|
|14. Florida Marlins - Cory Spangenberg, 3B||31. Tampa Bay - Brandon Nimmo, RF|
|15. Milwaukee - Javier Baez, 3B||32. Tampa Bay - Tyler Beede, RHP|
|16. Los Angeles Dodgers - Robert Stephenson, RHP||33. Texas - Travis Harrison, 3B|
|17. Los Angeles Angels - Francisco Lindor, SS|
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