With their eighth and final selection on the second day of the MLB Draft, the Red Sox picked their eighth college player of the day. This, of course, comes after taking a couple of high school players with their first two picks on Monday. In the tenth round, they picked their third college senior of the afternoon, selecting left-handed-hitting second baseman Grant Williams out of Kennesaw State in Georgia.
The left-handed second baseman is a hard man to find a scouting report on, but we do have his college numbers. In his third season as an everyday player, he played in 55 games with 214 at bats in 2018. Over that span, he hit .304/.397/.458 with five homers and 16 doubles. He wasn’t facing the most impressive competition possible in D1 baseball, but that’s still an impressive line with potential gap-to-gap power. He’s also an up-the-middle player, though again I’m not sure on the likelihood of him sticking at second base. Still, he seems like another senior sign who will sign for well under slot.
Williams, unsurprisingly, was not ranked by any of Baseball America, MLB Pipeline or Fangraphs.