The Boston Red Sox are an exciting team with players ready to show the world who they are.
As the 2021 MLB season draws closer and closer, the excitement for baseball rises for fans around the world. And for Boston Red Sox fans, it is increasing the more they show that they could be a sneaky threat following their impressive spring training run. They have a batch of exciting young players and new additions to get fans excited and finally “do damage” yet again.
However, there are some players who are going to be must-watch on the Red Sox this season due to their overall play and growing aura. And perhaps that must-watch factor is needed more than ever for the Red Sox following a down season last year and up and down seasons for both the Bruins and Celtics that have fans worrying about their playoff chances. It’s almost as if this is perfect timing.
From the solidified studs to the up-and-comers, this list should make you get that much more excited for Red Sox baseball and these players especially. Consistency, filth, and power highlight the three players you should drop everything to watch in 2021 on the Red Sox.
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Boston Red Sox: 3 players you must drop everything to watch in 2021 – Xander Bogaerts
Sometimes it’s easy to forget how good Xander Bogaerts is at the game of baseball. After all, he makes it look easier than most considering how good he is on both sides of the diamond.
But here’s the truth. Bogaerts is one of the best players in baseball and Red Sox fans should appreciate that more because after this season, the future is cloudy.
Bogaerts has the option to opt-out of his current contract and become a free agent, a reasonable assumption as the top shortstops in baseball continue to get paid all-time amounts every season. Bogaerts has only got better since signing the new contract in 2019, showing that his prime is going to be a special one.
Last season, Bogaerts hit .300 with 11 home runs and 28 RBI as the middle of the order force he is.
And that was without Mookie Betts being in front of him to get on base and become a constant RBI chance. He has taken over the leadership of this team and is the star the Red Sox hoped he would become. This makes him a must-see player yet again this season.
Considering the fact that Bogaerts has become a major force in all hitting statistics, that should only entice fans further to tune in just to see his at-bats. It is some of the best pure hitting in baseball.
While he is a signature name for the Red Sox and will remain someone people watch the team to see, there are two young players who will have the attention of many all season long and will be worth the price of admission.