2016 MLB Draft results: Red Sox picks, rounds 31 to 40
June 12, 2016 - Finding Carter
The finish is here! The MLB Draft is over, and a Red Sox are done. We’ve still got 10 picks left to analyze, though, so let’s get to it. First, if we missed any of a prior coverage, we can find it subsequent in this willingly organized, bulleted set of links. How kind of us.
- Red Sox name Jason Groome 12th overall
- Red Sox name C.J. Chatham 51st overall
- Jason Groome wants “top 5 money,” no understanding in place
- Reviewing rounds 3 by 10
- Red Sox breeze results, rounds 11 to 20
- Red Sox breeze results, rounds 21 to 30
Last 10 picks, let’s do this.
Round 31: Christian Jones, 928th overall
Jones has power, and it’s because a Red Sox drafted him. The question, according to MLB’s scouting report, is if a energy is due to bat speed or usually strength — strength competence work in high school, yet it’s not adequate in a pros. Even with this concern, Baseball America rated Jones 140th on their pre-draft top-500, so there is a awaiting here.
Jones is also singular to initial bottom given scouts don’t trust he’ll have a mobility for left field, and while that’s something a Sox could positively work with, they substantially won’t get a chance. Jones is committed to Washington, where we’ll get a improved clarity of how genuine a energy is. If it plays during Washington, he could get paid most some-more in 3 years, anyway.
Round 32: Jeff Belge, 958th overall
Besides first-round collect Jason Groome, Belge is a highest-ranked actor that a Red Sox comparison in a whole breeze by Baseball America’s reckoning: Belge entered a breeze ranked during 68, commanding a next-highest Sox pick, fifth-round Mike Shawaryn. You can theory what that means about Boston’s chances of signing a high propagandize lefty.
There are some genuine concerns with Belge, too, so in some ways it’s extraordinary he’s even ranked this high. He’s scarcely blind in one eye and his quickness has been all over a place in a past — a latter is some-more of a problem, given we can wear eyeglasses that assistance we see, yet can’t do most about a velocity. At a same time, Belge has 3 pitches and is a 6-foot-4 teenage lefty, so we can see because it is he was both ranked there and drafted. It feels doubtful a Sox would pointer both Groome and Belge, though, so a latter competence be some-more of a backup devise than anything.
Round 33: Chad Hardy, 988th overall
Hardy is a 6-2 core fielder out of a youth college who usually incited 19 a few weeks ago. Perfect Game suspicion rarely of him a integrate of years back, grading him as if he was a clear collect to go to college and thrive. That was a integrate of years ago, yet maybe a Red Sox can assistance Hardy daub into whatever brought that confidence adult to start with.
Round 34: Aaron McGarity, 1018th overall
McGarity worked in service exclusively in 2016 for Virginia Tech, so he usually threw 11 innings in 10 games. However, he done an sense on a Red Sox, as he struck out 19 batters opposite usually 4 walks in that time. He never struck hitters out during that rate in a past when he separate time between starting and relief, so Boston competence consider there is something here so prolonged as he’s kept in a bullpen role. In a 34th turn of a draft, when you’re betting on maybe anticipating a reliever? You take that possibility on what was, by definition, usually a tiny glance of who he is and could be.
Round 35: John Rave, 1048th overall
Another high propagandize pick, and another up-the-middle one, too. Rave is a core fielder, who usually missed out on being innate in 1998 by dual days. He’s committed to Illinois State after receiving seductiveness from Notre Dame and others, and this is a bit of an intriguing collect given he has no MLB scouting news and went unranked by Baseball America.
Round 36: Jordan Wren, 1078th overall
This is a second family member of a Red Sox worker comparison in a draft, as Jordan Wren, an outfielder and lefty, is a son of executive Frank Wren. He strike .285/.350/.378 as a youth for Georgia Southern — come on, like we didn’t know what state Frank Wren’s child was going to be personification round in.
Round 37: Carter Aldrete, 1108th overall
Aldrete is committed to Arizona State and has round in his blood, as his father done it to Triple-A round and his uncle, Mike, was a big-league player. Baseball America ranked him 456 on their top-500, yet pronounced that his bat is “raw” and that he’s a improved fit during second or third than shortstop in a prolonged run. It’s not unfit to pointer him if a Sox have some some-more room in a budget, yet given he’s a second-generation actor who for now is during short, Arizona State afterwards perplexing again in 3 years positively feels like a expected outcome.
Round 38: Austin Bergner, 1138th overall
Bergner ranked 165 on Baseball America’s top-500, and also has a credentials as a USA Baseball actor — we know a Red Sox adore their USA Baseball players. His open was a small rough, however, interjection to a fastball that saw some-more of a low- than mid-90s. BA also warns that he’ll be a draft-eligible sophomore in dual years should he go to North Carolina, so there’s small reason for him to take a understanding that isn’t perfect. Like with many others in these after rounds, Bergner is expected partial of a intensity Plan B should a Sox skip out on Jason Groome than anything.
Round 39: Jake Wilson, 1168th overall
Another high propagandize core fielder, Wilson is committed to Salt Lake Community College, that means he’d be draft-eligible again subsequent year. He’s also unranked and though any scouting reports from possibly Baseball America or MLB, so make of that what we will.
Round 40: Carter Henry, 1198th overall
A high yet lanky right-hander, Henry is 6-foot-3 and 195 pounds according to MLB’s numbers on him, and 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds if we trust Perfect Game’s. He’s also spent time during third bottom and shortstop, yet a Red Sox drafted him as a pitcher. Of course, as a 40th-round collect with that height, we can assume he’s going to go to college and try again in a few years.