Red Sox Take Eastlake HS Shortstop 4th Overall in MLB Draft

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San Diego County is nary alien to having ballplayers spell aboriginal successful the MLB Draft. Marcelo Mayer is the latest star-in-the-making to perceive his sanction called successful the Top-5.

Mayer, a shortstop from Eastlake High School, was taken 4th wide by the Boston Red Sox. He was the archetypal prep presumption subordinate disconnected the committee successful a people flush with precocious schoolhouse shortstop talent. 

He decidedly earned going that high. Mayer deed astir .400 with 14 location runs his elder year, 1 shy of the schoolhouse grounds acceptable by Adrian Gonzalez. At 6’3” he’s got the physics tools MLB teams covet and the polish to enactment successful the mediate of the diamond. Scouts similar to usage comps to enactment discourse connected however bully a subordinate tin be.

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Marcelo is astir often compared to Dodgers World Series MVP Corey Seager, Giants All-Star Brandon Crawford, and adjacent Padres superstar Manny Machado.

Yes, the kid tin play a small bit.

Mayer joins a mates of different San Diegans who made their sanction successful Boston. Gonzalez was an All-Star for the Red Sox a decennary agone and a Hoover High School grad named Ted Williams (who threw right-handed and batted left-handed similar Mayer) spent his full Hall Of Fame vocation successful Beantown.

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