Is it Benintendi with his flow and boyish good looks? Or is it Mookie and his Jumpman cleats? Maybe JBJ and his janitor throw and sexy walk-up songs? The possibilities are endless, especially in the outfield.
Part of me wants to say Hanley is the Red Sox player with the most Swag because of the ease by which he hits and his obvious enjoyment of life. But I’m also partial to Xander Bogaerts and his plethora of arm sleeves and other baseball gear.
What about the pitchers? I see Chris Sale and his ultimate “I’m in charge” attitude as being a keystone of Red Sox player swagger. Although David Price, when healthy, can also walk to the mound like no one will stop him.
Perhaps the best way to settle this is by letter grading the current lineup.
Red Sox Player Swag Grades
Dustin Pedroia: It’s hard to have the grit he does and also nonchalant swag, but he can still make everything look cool and easy. Swag Grade: B
Andrew Benintendi: His hair and schoolboy demeanor bode well with his social media presence and dance moves. Swag Grade: A
Mookie Betts: The way he snarls, bowls, and throws the salt bae leaves little to be desired. Add that to his hot bat and Jordan brand apparel. Swag Grade: A+
Hanley Ramirez: The guy has sweet braids, baggy pants, and a whole lot of power. Swag Grade: B+
Mitch Moreland: Other than a cool nickname, not much there. Swag Grade: C-
Jackie Bradley Jr: A strong arm mixed with great athletic instincts yields little complaints. Swag Grade: B+
Pablo Sandoval and Marco Hernandez: No. Swag Grade: D
Brock Holt: Yes. Yes. Yes. Brock Star for life. Flow bro to Benintendi. Swag Grade: A-
Christian Vazquez: Another strong arm, good music taste. Swag Grade: C+
Sandy Leon: The Venezuelan Santa Claus is everything you want in a mythical figure. Swag Grade: B
Chris Sale: Don’t interrupt him and don’t give him the wrong clothes. For that reason. Swag Grade: A-
David Price: Cool dog, Tennesee accent, nice shoes. Swag Grade: A
Overall Consensus: The Red Sox player with the most swag is probably Mookie Betts. Maybe a future award will be called MSFP (Most Swag-Filled Player)
Good luck there, Mike Trout.