Red Sox LF platoon options to pair with Chris Young
The Boston Red Sox need a platoon piece to pair with Chris Young. These options are found both in the farm system as well as the trade market.
The Boston Red Sox have disposed of Rusney Castillo, leaving Chris Young the only viable option on the major league squad. With Blake Swihart out 6-8 weeks and Brock Holt‘s lingering concussion symptoms, the Red Sox need to look to the farm system and beyond to find a viable platoon piece to pair with Young.
The Red Sox have enjoyed a great season so far, but improvements still need to be made. Young has performed well up to this point, owning a .283/.347/.540 slash. The 32-year old thrives against LHP, hitting .400 with a 1.217 OPS and inversely struggles against RHP, hitting only .219 with a .703 OPS.
Young’s overall performance can be seen as a success, but he has cooled down over the past few games. Brought in to be a platoon player, his everyday stating job may not be normal or comfortable for the veteran, especially against righties. So there a few options within the organization and a few I believe are worth trading for. It’s clear there needs to be a left fielder who hits righties on the roster, so let’s review the options.
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