Next up on potential first round draftees for the Red Sox at pick No. 4, is Winder-Barrow (GA) shortstop Brady House.
House has drawn comparisons to Joey Gallo, who’s a career .213 hitter but has had two 40 home run seasons while striking out at a career mark of 36.6%.
While the 6-foot-4 Tennessee commit plays average defense at shortstop, he likely won’t be athletic enough to remain at shortstop in the pros, and will probably make a move to third base. Even a corner outfield spot is possible too.
Watching House, you’ll find that he often sells out for the home run, a lot of times having plate appearances result in strikeouts. But MLB.com notes the 215-pound right-handed bat has since made adjustments to his swing getting long and often selling out for the home run.
The most recent Fangraphs mock draft has House picked at number three, by the Tigers. Many scouts think House has the best power out of any draftee this year, and there is very much a possibility of House falling to the Red Sox with the fourth pick.