Red Sox Outlook in the 25 man roster

03/30/2021

Welcome to Episode 6 of the Backstop Podcast with me, Ovi Muniz.

Spring training has ended and the Red Sox finish with a 16-10 record.

Red Sox Update:

The Red Sox announce the 2021 Roster


Infield

1B Bobby Dalbec - rookie - .263 in 23 games 8 HRs

2B Kike Hernandez - 8th season - .240

SS Xander Bogaertz - 9th season - .289 (2019) 52 doubles; nominated MVP three straight seasons.

3B Rafael Devers - 5th season - .279 (2019) 54 doubles, led MLB; not a great spring season.


Outfield

LF Marwin Gonzalez - 10th season - .261 played with Astros and Twins

CF Alex Verdugo - 5th season - .290 voted 12th in MVP last season

RF Hunter Renfroe - 6th season - .228; Padres and last season with Rays


Catcher

Christian Vasquez 7th season - .259. Average increases each year and his power.

Kevin Plawecki 7th season - .229 played with Mets and Indians


Designated Hitter

J.D. Martinez - 11th season - .290 led RBIs in 2018 and total bases


Starters

LH Eduardo Rodriguez 4.03 pitch count and staying ahead of batters an issue.

RH Nate Eovaldi - 10th season - 4.27

LH Martin Perez - 10th season - 4.71

RH Garrett Richards 11th season 3.62

RH Nick Pivetta 5th season 5.40


Bullpen

RH Adam Ottavino 11th season 3.53

RH Matt Barnes 8th season 4.08

RH Garrett Whitlock

RH Matt Andriese 7th season 4.57

RH Hirokazu Sawamura 11th season in baseball, first time in MLB 2.82

LH Darwinzon Hernandez

LH Josh Taylor

RH Colten Brewer

RH Austin Brice


Utility

Michael Chavis

Christian Arroyo


Opening Day

April 1st

Nathan Eovaldi .186 vs John Means .311Bogaerts 2 HR Martinez 3 HRs

? vs Matt Harvey .328 with Bogaerts, Gonzalez, and Renfroe. However, Renfroe struck out 3 of 5 AB

? vs Bruce Zimmerman .278 Hunter Renfroe has a HR against him.