With the 2018 season behind us, we look forward to the upcoming 2019 season, which is only about 80 days away! The Red Sox are ready to defend their title!
As I discussed in my last article about the top free agents, the Red Sox resigned starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi to a four-year contract!
JD Martinez had a breakout season in 2018, his first year in a Red Sox uniform he slugged a .330 batting avg with 43 home runs and 130 RBI. Id say he defiantly filled the hole in our lineup with his bat! The question remains for me, with his first year in Boston behind him, how will he perform this upcoming season?
Also on my radar is center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. He struggled at the plate this year batting only .234 with 13 home runs and 59 RBI. With that being said he made up for his struggles with his stellar defense in the outfield, maintaining a .982 fielding percentage, one of the best among active outfielders! One of his breathtaking catches was on memorial day pictured below! Let’s go, Jackie!
The 2018 season was special for the Red Sox, as a team holding the number one spot in the team rankings for batting avg at .268. They also held the number one spot in RBI with 829! They finished the season with a Major League-best .667 winning percentage, culminating in a World Series title!
With all of these numbers to back them up, looking towards the new Season ahead can Boston Have another break out year? Can they repeat? The Sox have the bats, and they have the pitching they need to have another successful season!
What does everyone think? Who are you rooting for this coming season? Are there any free agents on your radar? Let’s talk baseball! follow me on Instagram, @dandeneaubryan and follow our network at @ambushsports
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