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I guess the Red Sox have moved from No. 30 to No. 29 in the June 2014 draft order after the Yankees apparently forfeited their No. 18 pick to sign Brian McCann.
I believe McCann is the first free agent this offseason to trigger the forfeiture and compensation.
So, if the Sox do not sign any QO free agents (the other QO free agents all sign with someone else who does not have a protected pick), we could move up from #30 to #17.
Beltran, Cano, Choo, Cruz, Drew, Ellsbury, Granderson, Jimenez, Kuroda, McCann, Morales, Napoli, Santana
So, if we decide to sign non Sox QO player, we may lose a pick near #18-20.
If any team with a protected pick signs a QO we don't move up, and a few teams may end up signing more than one QO guy which would take away their second rounders as well, also im sure other guys will resign with their prospective teams. I don't think we will move up more than several slots.
Yeah, I forgot about multiple signings by one team.
The teams that have protected picks may not sign many Qo's though.
We could move up to #21-23 maybe.