Red Sox' Marcelo Mayer notches first professional home run

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Sox first-round pick Marcelo Mayer notches first pro homer originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

Marcelo Mayer can check another major milestone off the list.

The Boston Red Sox' No. 4 overall pick in the 2021 MLB Draft collected the first home run of his professional baseball career on Saturday. Mayer's homer was a three-run blast to right field for the Florida Complex League Red Sox against the FCL Twins.

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Mayer also notched an RBI single on the day to finish 2-for-4. The 18-year-old shortstop is hitting .231 with a .718 OPS, five RBI and five runs scored through the first seven games of his pro career.

MLB Pipeline ranks Mayer as the No. 9 prospect in baseball. He is the No. 2 ranked prospect in the Red Sox organization, according to SoxProspects.com.