Looks like Red Sox will end up with fourth overall pick


The Red Sox can finally officially move on to 2021, starting with knowing where they are going to pick in the MLB Draft.

With their win Sunday afternoon in Atlanta the Sox finish 2020 with a 24-36 record, giving them the fourth overall selection in next June's Draft.

It is the highest the Red Sox have selected since 1967 when they scooped up Mike Garman with the No. 3 pick. The year before they were in the fourth spot, taking Ken Brett.

The Red Sox lost the opportunity for the third overall pick thanks in large part to the pitching performance of Nick Pivetta (5 IP, R) and three-hit days out of Jackie Bradley Jr. and Jonathan Arauz.

While the Sox were beating up on the Braves, Detroit could be found sliding into the No. 3 spot thanks to their lost to the Royals. The Orioles did do the Red Sox a favor by winning their final game of the season, ending up with the No. 5 pick.

Pittsburgh and Texas already locked up the first and second overall picks, respectively, before the regular season final weekend kicked off.

Some interesting names to keep an eye on for the Red Sox' selection include Florida outfielder Jud Fabian, UCLA shortstop Matt McLain, Sam Houston State outfielder Colton Cowser and Brady House, a high school pitcher/infielder from Georgia.

Disclaimer: The Commissioner still hasn't officially declared that 2020 records will determine draft order, but multiple reports suggest that will be the case.