Red Sox Prospect Marcelo Mayer Ecstatic After Boston Drafts Mikey Romero

Romero called himself and Mayer 'best friends'


Jul 18, 2022

Former first-round pick Marcelo Mayer was thrilled to see the Boston Red Sox select Mikey Romero with the organization’s first selection in the 2022 MLB Draft on Sunday night.

Mayer, who was taken No. 4 overall in 2021, and Romero, who was selected No. 24 overall one year later, both were high school shortstops in California. Romero, a product of Orange Lutheran High School, referred to himself and Mayer as “best friends” while speaking with reporters.

Mayer’s initial tweet depicted much of the same.

“Lets go Mikey!!!!” Mayer tweeted. “Lets get to work brother!!”

“Me and Marcelo, I would say, are best friends,” Romero told reporters Sunday, per’s Ian Browne. “I text him on a regular basis. We played travel ball together for two years. The relationship is really good and I’m really close to Marcelo.”

Mayer played his high school baseball about two hours away at Eastlake High School.

Romero is committed to LSU, but reports indicated he’s eager to turn pro with the Red Sox. If so, he’ll join Mayer in Boston’s farm system that now has taken a high school infielder in the first round of three consecutive MLB drafts.

The Red Sox drafted two more high school products after Romero on Sunday.

Thumbnail photo via NESN/Tom Caron
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