The Red Sox have finished first in the AL East for consecutive years after back-to-back seasons in the basement for two reasons: aggressive trade activity and good drafting. The Sox have brought in guys like Chris Sale and Craig Kimbrel in recent seasons, and roster staples like Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi are both former Boston draft picks. They've also found Major League regulars Dustin Pedroia, Jackie Bradley Jr., Blake Swihart, and Brian Johnson in the draft, but all those trades have depleted the farm system somewhat. The goals for Dave Dombrowski and company this year: find some pitchers that can make an impact in the short term, and some bats to help in the infield in the long term.
Here's the full list of picks the Red Sox hold in the 2018 MLB draft, which will be updated as each selection is made.
Round 1, Pick 26 (No. 26 overall): 1B/3B Triston Casas, American Heritage (Fla.) HS
Round 2, Pick 64: OF Nick Decker, Seneca (N.J.) HS
Round 3, Pick 100