The 2021 MLB Draft began Sunday with fireworks right off the bat.
Marcelo Mayer, a high school shortstop expected to be drafted No. 1 overall, fell to the Boston Red Sox at No. 4. The Pittsburgh Pirates opted to go with Louisville catcher Henry Davis instead, despite being linked to Mayer in seemingly every mock draft leading up to the event.
The Red Sox followed that pick with another high-upside selection in the second round, Florida outfielder Jud Fabian. The 20-year-old once was considered a potential top-five pick, but the swing-and-miss in his game caused his draft stock to slip. He notched 20 homers in 59 games for the Gators in 2021.
Boston has 20 total picks in the 2021 MLB Draft. Follow along with each selection below:
Round 1, Pick 4: Marcelo Mayer, SS, Eastlake HS (CA)
Round 2, Pick 40: Jud Fabian, OF, Florida
Round 3, Pick 75: Tyler McDonough, 2B, North Carolina State
Round 4, Pick 105: Elmer Rodriguez-Cruz, LHP, Leadership Christian Academy (PR)
Round 5, Pick 136: Nathan Hickey, C, Florida
Round 6, Pick 166: Daniel McElveny, UT, Bonita Vista HS (CA)
Round 7, Pick 196: Wyatt Olds, RHP, Oklahoma
Round 8, Pick 226: Hunter Dobbins, RHP, Texas Tech
Round 9, Pick 256: Tyler Miller, 3B, Auburn
Round 10, Pick 286: Matt Litwicki, RHP, Indiana
Round 11, Pick 316: Niko Kavadas, 1B, Notre Dame
Round 12, Pick 346: Christopher Troye, RHP, University of California-Santa Barbara
Round 13, Pick 376: Zach Ehrhard, SS, Wharton HS (FL)
Round 14, Pick 406: Jacob Webb, RHP, Miami University (OH)
Round 15, Pick 436: Payton Green, SS, Green Hope HS (NC)
Round 16, Pick 466: BJ Vela, 2B, Reedley College
Round 17, Pick 496: Luis Guerrero, RHP, Chipola College
Round 18, Pick 526: Phillip Sikes, OF, Texas Christian University
Round 19, Pick 556: Tyler Uberstine, RHP, Northwestern University
Round 20, Pick 586: Josh Hood, SS, University of Pennsylvania,