The 25 best Boston sports athletes under the age of 25

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 06: Mookie Betts
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 06: Mookie Betts /
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3. Mookie Betts, Red Sox

The top Boston Red Sox player on the list is Mookie Lynn Betts. Yes, MLB takes the top baseball spot in Boston.

Through 508 games for the Sox, Betts has 78 home runs and 310 RBI with a .292 average. He can be counted on to contribute 25 homers and 99 RBI over the course of a season. Betts finished 6th in AL MVP voting in 2017 after finishing 2nd in 2016. The 24-year old has already been an all-star twice and he has 2 Gold Glove’s, a Silver Slugger, and a Wilson Overall Defensive Player of the Year Award.

Betts is up for salary arbitration this offseason, but it’s almost a certainty that he will sign a long-term deal to remain in a Boston Red Sox uniform for at least 5 more seasons. An even longer contract is also possible for the star right fielder.