5 draft prospects the Boston Red Sox should look to take at pick 14

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Red Sox 2023 draft possibility - Noble Meyer - RHP - Jesuit High School

Noble Meyer is next up on the list, from Jesuit High School in Oregon. At only 18 years of age, Meyer has a lot of baseball ahead of him, as he has also committed to Oregon University, so he has the option of declining his draft selection and going there instead if he wishes. Regardless, if the Sox could get him to commit to their farm system, having a young pitching prospect with the traits Noble has would be a phenomenal addition.

The first thing worth noting is even as a high school player, Meyer is already 6'5" and 185 pounds, which is a great build for a pitcher entering the league. Velocity is also not a struggle, as he has shown flashes of triple-digit fast ball speed, but typically sticks in the high 90s deeper into games. You would hope to see him hone in on that velocity and develop it even further through a few years in a farm system.

On top of that, he has a slider that rides in the mid-80s that has exceptional movement and is able to be a quality strikeout pitch long-term. Finally, he also has a quality changeup that he is developing to be a consistent pitch in his arsenal.

Many fans debate whether or not to draft highschool players, as they are typically mostly based on projection, and could decline their draft selection. However, taking a shot on Noble Meyer in the first round could be a huge move for Boston to add a starting arm to their farm system.