While the Boston Red Sox have not looked like a great team during the first part of this season, at least they can say they have one great player. On Sunday afternoon, the Sox outfielder Brock Holt was named the team’s only representative for the 2015 All-Star Game.
Holt has been a great story throughout his career, which started with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was drafted in the ninth round in the 2009 MLB Draft by Pittsburgh, and now is showing that he deserved to be a much earlier pick.
After a few years in the minors, Holt was called up to the big league’s in 2012. Though he only played in 24 games that season for the Pirates, he was impressive at the plate, batting .292 in his short time with the team. The following season, he came to the Red Sox, but not much was expected of the young outfielder.
During the Sox 2013 World Series Championship season, Holt only appeared in 26 games. The following season, he was not even seen on the Sox opening day roster. But in a short time, Holt has proven that he is a great all-around player.
When a few players for the Sox got injured, Holt got the call and took full advantage of his opportunity showing that he has a lot to give to the team. He ended up playing 106 games last season, and while doing so played every position except pitcher and Catcher. Since coming to the Sox, his batting average as well as games played has gone up every season, and this year he is batting .295 with 15 doubles and 21 RBI, and also hit for the only cycle in the Major League’s this year.
This will be Holt’s first time being selected to the All-Star team. The game will be played this year at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio. As the only Red Sox representative, this will give Sox fans more incentive to watch the game, and maybe even give more hope to a season that is actually starting to have some promise in Boston.