Draft Dope: Red Sox
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Jason McLeod (first year: 2005)Order in 2007 Rotation:
Supplemental first round (55th, for loss of Type B free agent Alex Gonzalez to Reds), supplemental first round (62nd, for loss of Type B free agent Keith Foulke to Indians)Lost Picks:
First round (20th, for signing Type A free agent Julio Lugo from Dodgers)Trend:
After drafting conservatively for several years, Boston went for impact bats, arms and athletes last season. The Red Sox are not afraid to spend, having spent more than $14 million for bonuses in the last two drafts, including $8.5 million last year. This Year's Outlook:
The Red Sox lost their first-rounder, so they don't pick until No. 55, then go again at 62. It's conceivable--or even likely--that they'll take a shot at a player who slips for signability reasons.