The Red Sox All-Star: Who will it be?

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Jun 21, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Boston Red Sox third basemen Brock Holt (26) hits a RBI triple against the Kansas City Royals during the eighth inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Brock Holt

No more phone calls, folks, we have a winner! Holt is the Red Sox All-Star since he is already a “Brock Star.”

Holt plays everywhere and does not embarrass himself. I was surprised observing his range and arm at short as Holt goes to his left and right fluidly and has an accurate, if not overpowering arm. In the outfield Holt gets excellent reads on the ball, charges the ball like an infielder and has an arm that is accurate. Holt is just one smart and gritty player. The transition from position to position is effortless.

The .316 stands out for Holt. That represents his batting average against left-handed pitching. For Holt’s career it is .288 versus .283 against right-handers. This is an unusual stat for a left-handed batter. Even Ted Williams hit thirty points lower against southpaws.

Holt is now hitting .318 in late June, and in 2014 the first half average was .327 and dropped to .219 in the second half. Wear and tear? That makes little difference since the AS Game is the break point and Yost should have Holt in Cincinnati.

Statistics through 6/22 courtesy of Fangraphs and baseball-reference.

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