The success enjoyed by Boston so far this season has been a breath of fresh air for Red Sox fans everywhere. After a frustrating season in 2019, and everything that went down in 2020, both baseball-related and not baseball-related, the Red Sox currently have the best record in the American League. Almost everyone had counted the Red Sox out before this season even started, but Boston has persevered. Boston is currently the top-ranked team in baseball offensively. J.D. Martinez and Xander Bogaerts have both done a phenomenal job of leading the way at the plate. The Red Sox have one of the improved pitching staffs in the MLB. They finished last season ranked 27th and they currently sit at 12th this season. Let’s discuss the biggest contributors to Boston’s success so far this season and the members of the club who are most likely to make the trip out to Denver in July.
J.D. needs no introduction at this point. He was a big part of the squad that won the World Series in 2018 and has been one of the Red Sox’s biggest contributors the past few seasons. He is currently hitting .342. Martinez has batted in 33 run. Finally, he is tied for the third-most home runs in the MLB so far this season at 10.
Xander has also done wonders at the dish this year. He is currently hitting .344. He has a slugging percentage of .609, and has only been struck out 28 times in 151 plate appearances.
Nathan was part of the pitching staff that helped Boston bring home the trophy in 2018. He has been a member of the Red Sox ever since, but has really come out of his shell in 2021. He has won four games and has 47 strikeouts so far this season. Eovaldi has put the Red Sox pitching staff on his back and it does not look like he is slowing down anytime soon.
Other Red Sox Players Who Could Get Selected
Some other members of the team who could possibly get selected are Eduardo Rodriguez, Rafael Devers, Alex Verdugo, and Christian Vazquez. These guys have been good so far this season, but time will tell if they can take the next step in time to make the trip out to Denver this July.