Jul 21, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Boston Red Sox second baseman Brock Holt (26) during the game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
#5 – Brock Holt
What a season it has been for Brock “Brockstar” Holt. He was the only Red Sox player to make the 2015 All-Star team and he has arguably been one of their most consistent. Why trade him you make ask? When would Holt’s value be any higher than it currently is? He is one of the most versatile players in the entire league. He plays every position on the field, what team wouldn’t want to have that available off their bench in a deep playoff run?
Holt’s numbers don’t jump off the page and make your eye widen, however, they are solid. He currently is posting a .288 batting average with 2 home runs and 26 RBI. The one stat that is impressive is his OBP and it currently ranks 15th in the American League at .364.
Holt is 27 years old and really shouldn’t be in the Red Sox immediate future plans, unless they really want to keep him as a utility player. Overall he isn’t good enough to consistently be an everyday player, but because the Red Sox situation he is forced to play every day.
The Red Sox could have improved their bullpen situation if they shopped Holt around and pitching help is more in need than fielding. For now they will keep Holt and maybe it is for the better, but hey seeing what teams would give you for the “Rockstar” wouldn’t hurt.
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