The Boston Red Sox have already selected a player with one of the best names in the entire 2019 talent pool, and with the 137th overall pick in the fourth round of the MLB Draft, they've snagged right-handed pitcher Noah Song out of Navy. And that could be really good news for Red Sox Nation.
This kid could be one of the real steals of the draft. Song has the raw ability to have been a first- or second-round pick, but because he has a military commitment to the Navy, he fell several rounds.
And right into Boston's hands.
This is certainly a risky proposition for the defending champs. Who knows when he'll actually be able to pitch full time again? All told, however, this Midshipman could absolutely end up being worth the wait.
Song, who is 6-foot-4, 200-pounds, possesses a fastball that can sit in the mid-90s, and he also has a curveball with the potential to be a swing-and-miss pitch.
Song may never become a standout starting pitcher in the Red Sox organization, but he has the tools to be a successful big leaguer. They just might have to wait a little longer than usual to see what comes of his baseball career.