WATCH: Red Sox first-rounder Mikey Romero hits first pro homer originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
Mikey Romero, the Boston Red Sox' first-round pick in the 2022 MLB Draft, is officially on the board.
Romero collected the first home run of his professional baseball career during Friday's game in the rookie-level Florida Complex League. The three-run shot came in the ninth inning to cut the FCL Red Sox' deficit to one, but the FCL Twins escaped with the 4-3 win.
Watch Romero's impressive first homer below:
Romero finished the game 1-for-5 with the homer and three RBI. In seven professional games since being drafted, the 18-year-old shortstop is hitting .200 (5-for-25) with two doubles, the lone home run, four RBI, four walks and two strikeouts.
According to MLB.com's rankings, Romero is the No.9 prospect in Boston's farm system. Second-round draft picks Cutter Coffey and Roman Anthony are ranked 18th and 11th, respectively.