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Marcelo Mayer

Marcelo Mayer wants to sign 'as soon as possible'

by Brendan Tuma | Red Sox Correspondent | Wed, Jul 14th 1:16pm EDT

Red Sox first-round pick SS Marcelo Mayer says that he wants to sign "as soon as possible." (Chris Cotillo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact:

This is great news for Red Sox fans and dynasty league managers who want to see what Mayer is capable of as a professional. Mayer was considered the top prospect available in this weekend's draft, but the slick-fielding shortstop fell to Boston at No. 4 overall. Mayer projects as a four-category fantasy contributor, though he'll take several years to reach the majors coming out of high school. Corey Seager is a great comp for Mayer's offensive skill set.

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