MLB Draft 2013: Red Sox #1 pick Trey Ball could sign this weekend

MLB.com

Boston might not need to wait very long to know what their draft budget looks like, as their #1 pick could be signed in a matter of days.

The Red Sox might not waste any time locking up the #7 pick in the 2013 MLB draft, Trey Ball, according to MassLive's Evan Drellich:

While Ball's Twitter profile currently says he's "headed to the University of Texas," between this and Drellich going on to tweet that the negotiations aren't "expected to drag" even if they can't wrap things up as soon as this weekend.

Ball is a left-hander, determined to be the best in the draft class by the various prospect analysts and sites out there. He's just 18 years old, and won't turn 19 for another few weeks, and already has a fastball sitting between 91-94 mph -- with the ability to touch higher than that -- despite his age and a body that he hasn't finished growing into yet.

Getting him right away would be excellent, as he's going to be Boston's most expensive pick -- knowing how much of the budget is going towards him will help inform the rest of the negotiations.

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