Marcelo Mayer was in the building Thursday.
The 2021 fourth overall pick, whom the Red Sox reportedly signed to a $6.6 million slot-value contract, visited Fenway Park and got the full experience. He took batting practice swings, met with Boston manager Alex Cora, checked out the Green Monster and spoke to members of the media.
(You can click here to watch a video of his batting practice.)
(And you can click here to watch Mayer speak with Cora.)
Here are some other highlights from the 18-year-old’s day at Fenway:
The Red Sox have not announced where Mayer will begin his professional career.
A potential five-tool shortstop, the California native already is considered by some to be among the top prospects in baseball.