Last night saw the commencement of the 2019 MLB Draft.
With the 43rd and 69th overall picks, the Red Sox opted to stay away from pitching and instead add two juicy infield prospects to the organization.
University of Arizona shortstop Cameron Cannon was a 2018 Cape Cod Baseball League all-star and is known for his array of talents at the plate, slashing an impressive .397/.478/.651 with the Wildcats.
Top-ranked Puerto Rican prospect Matthew Lugo is committed to playing collegiate ball at the University of Miami. The 6’1” 185-pound shortstop’s versatile defense, speed to push the game, and power potential, were deemed as features too juicy to pass up on.
The Red Sox quest to catch the New York Yankees atop the AL East resumes tonight with Eduardo Rodriguez on the mound.
Coming off an ejection last week for hitting Tim Anderson in the head is Glenn Sparkman, who has the start for the Kansas City Royals.
First pitch is scheduled for 8:15.