Boston Red Sox

ST PETERSBURG, FL - MAY 23: Detail of the Boston Red Sox logo on a jersey during the baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays on May 23, 2018 at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg, Florida. The Red Sox won 4-1. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

On Sunday night, the Red Sox used the fourth overall pick in the MLB Draft on high school shortstop Marcelo Mayer. It’s the highest the Red Sox have taken a position player in over 50 years.

Naturally, casual fans may be a little less familiar with high school prospects than college players. So what are the experts saying? Here’s a look at some notable scouting reports of the 18-year-old.

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