With their first selection in the 2019 First-Year Player Draft, the Red Sox have selected junior shortstop Cameron Cannon out of the University of Arizona with the 43rd overall pick in the second round.
Without a first round pick in this year’s amateur draft due to luxury tax penalties committed last season, the Red Sox ultimately decided to go with a position player in their first of two second round selections Monday.
In three seasons with the University of Arizona men’s baseball team, Cannon slashed .347/.443/.561 with 16 home runs and 113 RBI over 147 total games played dating back to 2017.
Ranked by MLB.com as the 79th best prospect in this year’s draft, the 22-year-old infielder is listed at 5’10” and 196 lbs.
Based on 80-grade scouting scale, here’s how Cannon’s five tools line up, again using MLB.com:
Previously drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 21st round of the 2016 draft, the native of Glendale, Az. should sign this time around, and it could come soon with his team out of the NCAA Baseball Tournament already.
Per SoxProspects.com, the slot value for the No. 43 overall pick comes in at $1,729,800.
The Red Sox will be making their next and final selection of the night at pick No. 69. Stay tuned for that.