Sep 24, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox right fielder Daniel Nava (29) follows through on his two-run double against the Tampa Bay Rays during the fourth inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
Nava is probably the player on this list that the Red Sox are least likely to move. However, being a relatively expendable outfielder, it’s possible that even Nava could be on his way out of Boston.
Coming off of a breakout 2013 season in which he slashed .303/.385/.445 and played a key role in the Red Sox outfield, Nava disappointed last season. He bounced between the minors and majors after a frigid start to the season and, while he did improve in the second half, his overall season was still mediocre as he hit .270/.346/.361 with only 4 home runs in 113 games.
While his trademark high on-base percentage persisted, Nava’s power all but disappeared last season, with his .091 isolated power by far the lowest such mark of his career. Nava did improve his defense, though, and while he plays a limited role– corner outfielder who hits well against right-handed pitching– he is valuable in that role. Plus, due to his limited skill set, he probably wouldn’t garner much of a trade return and the Red Sox would likely be best to hold onto him.