Marcelo Mayer already is one to watch.
The Boston Red Sox prospect showed off his smooth swing early Friday morning in a video he shared on Twitter. The clip, which you can see by clicking here, shows Mayer taking cuts in a batting cage and includes a caption that might excite Red Sox Nation: “Ramping up… Can’t wait!!” he wrote.
The Red Sox selected Mayer with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2021 Major League Baseball Draft and he didn’t take long to soar toward the top of the organization’s prospects rankings. MLB.com in August projected him as a “future star” for 2023. A talent evaluator described him as a potential “franchise cornerstone” and compared him to some current elite big-leaguers.
Mayer still must climb through several minor-league levels before his MLB debut becomes a possibility. Nevertheless, if he continues to combine hard work with his obvious talent, it only will be a matter of time before he reaches Boston.