Red Sox Fantasy Draft Preview: Available Players, Draft Order And Analysts

Editor’s note: On Sunday, June 21 at 7 p.m. ET, NESN will air the “Red Sox Fantasy Draft.” Choosing from a pool of the top players at each position in Red Sox history, six of our MLB analysts will participate in a draft to build the best team they possibly can.

An impressive collection of talent has worn a Boston Red Sox uniform over the years.

So, when NESN analysts take part in the Red Sox All-Time Fantasy Draft, they’ll have a strong pool of players to choose from.

The draft is set to take place Sunday, June 21, and will feature a snake format, with six of NESN’s analysts and broadcasters trying to put together the best team.

First, here are the analysts participating, listed according to draft order:

1. Steve Lyons
2. Jerry Remy
3. Tim Wakefield
4. Tom Caron
5. Dave O’Brien
6. Dennis Eckersley

Now, here are the players they’ll be choosing from:

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Catcher
Bill Carrigan (1906, 1908-16)
Lou Criger (1901-1908)
Rick Ferrell (1933-1937)
Carlton Fisk (1969, 1971-1980)
Rich Gedman (1980-1990)
Doug Mirabelli (2001-2007)
Victor Martinez (2009-2010)
Jarrod Saltalamacchia (2010-2013)
Jason Varitek (1997-2011)
Sammy White (1951-1959)

First Base
Bill Buckner (1984-1987, 1990)
Jimmie Foxx (1936-1942)
Adrian Gonzalez (2011-2012)
Kevin Millar (2003-2005)
Mitch Moreland (2017-present)
Mike Napoli (2013-2015)
David Ortiz (2003-2016)
George Scott (1966-1971, 1977-79)
Mo Vaughn (1991-1998)
Kevin Youkilis (2004-2012)

Second Base
Mike Andrews (1966-1970)
Marty Barrett (1982-1990)
Mark Bellhorn (2004-2005)
Bobby Doerr (1937-1944, 1946-1951)
Hobe Ferris (1901-1907)
Billy Goodman (1947-1957)
Dustin Pedroia (2006-present)
Johnny Pesky (1942, 1946-1952)
Jerry Remy (1978-1984)
Pete Runnels (1B) (1958-1962)

Third Base
Wade Boggs (1982-1992)
Jimmy CollinsĀ  (1901-1907)
Scott Cooper (1990-1994)
Rafael Devers (2017-present)
Larry Gardner (1908-1917)
Butch Hobson (1975-1980)
Mike Lowell (2006-2010)
Frank Malzone (1955-1965)
Bill Mueller (2003-2005)

Shortstops
John Valentin (SS) (1992-2001)
Eddie Bressoud (1962-1965)
Xander Bogaerts (2013-present)
Rick Burleson (1974-1980)
Joe Cronin (1935-1945)
Nomar Garciaparra (1996-2004)
Freddy Parent (1901-1907)
Rico Petrocelli (3B) (1963, 1965-1976)
Everett Scott (1914-1921)
Vern Stephens (1948-1952)
Heinie Wagner (1906-1913, 1915-1916, 1918)

Outfielders
Tony Armas (1983-1986)
Andrew Benintendi (2016-present)
Mookie Betts (2014-2019)
Jackie Bradley Jr. (2013-present)
Ellis Burks (1987-1992, 2004)
Tony Conigliaro (1964-1967, 1969-1970, 1975)
Johnny Damon (2002-2005)
Dom DiMaggio (1940-1942, 1946-1953)
J.D. Drew (2007-2011)
Jacoby Ellsbury (2007-2013)
Dwight Evans (1972-1990)
Mike Greenwell (1985-1996)
Harry Hooper (1909-1920)
Jackie Jensen (1954-1959, 1961)
Duffy Lewis (1910-1917)
Fred Lynn (1974-1980)
J.D. Martinez (2018-present)
Trot Nixon (1996, 1998-2006)
Jim Piersall (1950, 1952-1958)
Manny Ramirez (2001-2008)
Jim Rice (1974-1989)
Reggie Smith (1966-1973)
Tris Speaker (1907-1915)
Ted Williams (1939-1942, 1946-1960)
Carl Yastrzemski (1961-1983)

Starting Pitchers
Josh Beckett (2006-2012)
Roger Clemens (1984-1996)
Dennis Eckersley (1978-1984, 1998)
Lefty Grove (1934-1941)
Bruce Hurst (1980-1988)
Bill Lee (1969-1978)
Dutch Leonard (1913-1918)
Jon Lester (2006-2014)
Jim Lonborg (1965-1971)
Derek Lowe (RP) (1997-2004)
Pedro Martinez (1998-2004)
Bill Monbouquette (1958-1965)
Mel Parnell (1947-1956)
Babe Ruth (DH) (1914-1919)
Chris Sale (2017-present)
Curt Schilling (2004-2007)
Luis Tiant (1971-1978)
Tim Wakefield (1995-2011)
Smoky Joe Wood (1908-1915)
Cy Young (1901-1908)

Relief Pitchers
Keith Foulke (2004-2006)
Tom Gordon (1996-1999)
Craig Kimbrel (2016-2018)
Jonathan Papelbon (2005-2011)
Dick Radatz (1962-1966)
Jeff Reardon (1990-1992)
Lee Smith (1988-1990)
Bob Stanley (1977-1989)
Mike Timlin (2003-2008)
Koji Uehara (2013-2016)

Wild Cards
Jason Bay (OF) (2008-2009)
Orlando Cabrera (SS) (2004)
Manny Delcarmen (RP) (2005-2010)
Lenny DiNardo (RP) (2004-2006)
Nick Esasky (1B) (1989)
Carl Everett (OF) (2000-2001)
Jonny Gomes (OF) (2013-2014)
Tommy Harper (2B) (1972-1974)
Ellis Kinder (RP) (1948-1955)
Steve Lyons (UTL) (1985-1986, 1991-1993)
Hideki Okajima (RP) (2007-2011)
Tony Pena (C) (1990-1993)
Rick Porcello (SP) (2015-2019)
Eduardo Rodriguez (SP) (2015-present)
Todd Walker (2B) (2003)

The NESN Red Sox Fantasy Draft Show is presented by Cross Insurance: Your Team, Your Choice. Check out more at nesn.com/soxfantasy.

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