Your 2020 Red Sox starting line-up
Jul 25, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias (1) hurdles Boston Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts (50) after completing a double play during the first inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
Playing CF and batting first – Mookie Betts (age 27)
The prime years are now for Betts, who has acquired the status of young veteran. The numbers continue to demonstrate what surfaced in 2014 and that was a special player was in the works.
The threat is there every season with double-digit home runs, doubles, and triples. Toss in a consistent 30+ steals, RBI figures that top any lead-off hitter and a stellar defensive play.
The downside is the Red Sox are faced with impending free agency after the season and after the loss of Bogaerts the PR disaster of losing Betts would certainly have The Nation in a rebellious mood.