Mar 7, 2015; Sarasota, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox right fielder Bryce Brentz (73) is congratulated after he hit a solo home run during the fourth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at a spring training baseball game at Ed Smith Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Bryce Brentz – NOT!
At 26-years-old the right-handed hitting Brentz is still considered a prospect, but one with a very short shelf life in the organization.
Brentz leads the PawSox in home runs and that is the good news. For more good news Brentz leads the team in walks. The bad news is his average and hitting metrics that show nothing to make anyone in Red Sox Nation do somersaults by expecting Brentz to be the once projected power bat.
A few years ago, there were those that viewed Brentz and Will Middlebrooks as providing some serious wall denting at Fenway Park. That was then and this is now. Brentz, like Middlebrooks, may soon end up elsewhere since he is rather low on the outfield depth chart.