Report: Behind scenes work being done to get Jack Leiter to Red Sox at No. 4 overall


With the Red Sox selecting No. 4 overall in the MLB Draft this weekend, there is plenty of intrigue.

And even more intrigue when it comes to them potentially landing star pitcher Jack Leiter of Vanderbilt.

On a Fangraphs podcast with Kevin Goldstein and Eric Longenhagen Friday, it was reported there's some behind the scenes work being done to help get Leiter to No. 4.

"What we have heard is that both parties, the Leiter camp, with his father and agent very involved, along with the Red Sox, are working their best to steer Jack to the fourth pick and have Boston take him," Longenhagen said.

It was later added that this would be tough to pull off given how talented he is and unlikely to happen, but it's certainly worth noting for the Red Sox.

Pittsburgh, Texas and Detroit will be on the clock before the Red Sox.

With Vanderbilt this season, Leiter went went 11-4 with a 2.13 ERA, 179 strikeouts and 44 walks over 110 innings.