After weeks of speculation, we finally know when the Red Sox will make their first selection of the 2021 Major League Baseball Draft.
Boston secured the No. 4 pick after finishing the 2020 season with a 24-36 record.
There had been speculation that MLB commissioner Rob Manfred might change the draft order due to the shortened 2020 regular season, possibly factoring in teams’ 2020 and 2019 records. Instead, the league will proceed as usual, using only the 2020 records.
This is the first top-five pick the Red Sox have had since 1967.