The Red Sox started their 2021 draft class by choosing a high schooler in Marcelo Mayer, and now in the sixth round they are up to three prep players in the class. The latest one was their sixth round selection, with which they picked Daniel McElveny. He was announced as a utility player and played shortstop at Bonita Vista High School in California. The 18-year-old is committed to play at San Diego State next year.
There isn’t a whole lot of info out there on McElveny, who didn’t make any of the pre-draft rankings from the major public evaluators. Perfect Game did rank him as the number 19 high school shortstop in California this year. They note that he has played both infield and outfield, though he’s spent more time on the dirt, and they believe he can stick up the middle. Offensively, it seems as though he is contact-oriented with a swing that can spray line drives to different parts of the field.