Boston Red Sox 2020 MLB Mock Draft Roundup
The 2020 MLB Draft will be held virtually on Wednesday, June 10th and Thursday, June 11th.
We've been tracking MLB mock drafts from various baseball analysts, writers and bloggers via our 2020 MLB Mock Draft Database.
The Boston Red Sox have the 17th pick in Wednesday's draft and our Boston Red Sox 2020 MLB Mock Draft Roundup compiles picks for the Red Sox in recently-updated mock drafts.
The picks listed below are sorted by when the mock draft was updated (date in parenthesis) with the most recent mocks listed first.
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MLB.com - Mayo (6/4)
Mick Abel, RHP, Jesuit HS (Ore.)
The Red Sox don't pick again until No. 89 overall and with Abel, they get a guy with a ton of upside potential who could end up being the best pitcher in the class.
The Athletic - Law (6/3)
Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF, Harvard-Westlake (Calif.) School
I've heard the Red Sox would like to grab one of the top high school position players with this pick, assuming the right one falls, and after Veen and Hassell, Crow-Armstrong is the next guy.
CBS Sports - Axisa (6/2)
OF Garrett Mitchell, UCLA
Despite being stripped of their second-round pick as punishment for the sign-stealing scandal, the Red Sox are said to be targeting upside here, even if they have to skimp on their later picks to make the money work. Abel or Bitsko would be ideal. Since they're off the board, we'll go with Mitchell, who is an incredible athlete with huge power and speed, but also rather risky given his swing concerns and Type 1 diabetes. There's upside though. A lot of it.
Fangraphs - Longenhagen (5/27)
Robert Hassell, CF, Independence HS (TN)
Both Hassell and Hendrick are in some teams' mixes in the back half of the top 10. I think Hassell is a threat to go anywhere from nine onward and is probably off the board at this point, and perhaps I don't have his name attached to teams right in front of this because they assume he'll be gone. The Red Sox early hitter draftees have been contact-first types (even Triston Casas was advanced from a contact standpoint) so I've given them Hassell here, who I think would be the dream for the D-backs.
MLB.com - Callis (5/27)
Mick Abel, RHP, Jesuit HS (Portland, Ore.)
After losing their second-round choice as a punishment for sign-stealing, the Red Sox are focusing on ceiling with their top pick. We have them as the first club opting for a high school arm, and this also might be the realistic peak for Howard or California high school outfielder Pete Crow-Armstrong.
ESPN - McDaniel (5/26)
Mick Abel, RHP, Jesuit High School (Oregon), Oregon State commit
I've heard Boston is kicking the tires on a number of demographics, but I believe the Red Sox are leaning more to upside than quick-moving types. Abel is arguably the top prep pitcher in the draft, and new head of baseball ops Chaim Bloom came from Tampa Bay, where the Rays didn't shy away from the high-risk group that scares off many teams in the first round.
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