2021 MLB Draft Watch: Top 30 Prospects and Mock Draft 1.0

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Ed Casey

Hi Josh! I always look forward to your draft coverage. I love the idea of the Sox targeting prep infielders in the 2021 draft as the system is definitely lacking in that regard. If Pacheco were to get selected ahead of the Sox pick at 22, would there be any other prep infielders you would also consider? I was thinking Peyton Stovall, who has tore it up this spring, yet there seems to be big questions about his defense.

Ed Casey

Thank you so much for the in depth response Josh! Fabian is tooled up, yet the strike out rate exceeding that of Jeren Kendall has me concerned. I would definitely welcome the Sox adding some prep position players to go along with their recent H.S. pitchers.

Trooper Galactus

All for more prep picks with upside.

asinwreck

If Jaden Hill slips, would Lucas Giolito’s success with the Sox influence Mike Shirley to draft another pitcher with a long TJ recovery ahead?

knoxfire30

I like this idea a lot, a majority of pitchers get an arm surgery, Hill was a top 10 talent maybe creeping to top 5 status if he would of had a strong season, if you can get him in the back half of the 1st round plus likely save a few bucks to throw at high end prep talents in rounds 2 and 3 I’m on board.

DanofDuPage

I have had this very same thought. Huge upside and can follow Kopech’s path as a reliever. When he is ready they can stretch him out to be in the rotation. Save some money in the 1st round to pick up a couple of preps in the next couple of rounds.