5 points we picked up from Red Sox springtime training today.
Marcelo Mayer still has a lengthy method to precede he makes it to the big leagues. The elite Red Sox shortstop possibility is currently making a perception in his brief time with the huge club.
The 19-year-old Mayer displayed an excellent eye in his very first Springtime Educating plate look, functioning a stroll after falling back in the matter.
After that, the young infielder bent on Red Sox ace Nathan Eovaldi Monday early morning, taking the hard-throwing righty deep right into the Sox bullpen in right-center area at JetBlue Park throughout an intra-squad video game.
It’s not surprising that Red Sox supervisor Alex Cora has actually commended Mayer, whom the group took No. 4 total in in 2015’s draft and also currently rates amongst the MLB’s leading 20 leads.
” He’s not nervous, and also he seems like he belongs,” Cora stated after Mayer’s very first Springtime Educating activity with the Sox.
” Last evening, after the video game, I’m strolling [around] the club and also he resembles, ‘A.C., thanks.’ I resemble, ‘Wherefore?’ He resembled, ‘That was enjoyable.’ Few youngsters state that. I understand it indicated a great deal for them simply to play with each other and also remain in that atmosphere. It’s a taste.”
It could be a while prior to Mayer is taking significant swings off of bottles of Eovaldi’s high quality as he quickly starts his minor-league trip. In between him and also Triston Casas, the Red Sox’ future might be a blast.
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