Friday, July 25, 2014

The Red Sox outfield doesn't stink anymore

Back on June 11 Boston's five outfielders were batting a collective .215.  If the Red Sox are still trying to win this year (which they may not be after dropping a third straight game in Toronto yesterday to fall to 47-55), the common perception is that they need to bring in some outfield help before the trade deadline next week (July 31).  In reality that's no longer the case:

Since being introduced to the outfield Brock Holt is hitting .317 while player all three OF positions.  And speaking of team MVP Holt, how about this:

Daniel Nava got sent down to the minors due to his horrific April, but since being recalled in late May he's batting .314 with a .391 on-base percentage.

Shane Victorino is 8-for-19 (.421) in five games after finally getting healthy again.

Even Jackie Bradley Jr. has been an above average hitter of late.  Seriously.  He's hitting .298 over the past five weeks.

This is just some of what you can read in my latest Bleacher Report article:

3 Bold Predictions for the Boston Red Sox at the 2014 Trade Deadline

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