Red Sox should consider free agent outfielder Ben Revere

ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 22: Ben Revere
ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 22: Ben Revere /
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With Jackie Bradley Jr. drawing interest from other teams, the Red Sox should consider all options. Ben Revere should be considered.

2019 free agent Ben Revere is a target that the Boston Red Sox should consider signing.

Earlier in December, Steve Atkinson of BoSox Injection addressed rumors of the Arizona Diamondbacks interest in outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr.. As noted in the article, Dave Dombrowski mentioned that he isn’t looking to move players, however, he’s keeping an open mind to team interests. Bradley Jr. will be a free agent when the 2020 season concludes. During the 2019 season, Bradley Jr.  will earn $8 million. Since the Red Sox are open to listening to offers from other teams, it would be beneficial for the team to have a backup plan in case they come across an offer that they cannot refuse. Enter Ben Revere.

Background and Stats

The 30-year-old outfielder bats left and throws right. He’s smaller in size than most and is only 5’9. Revere was drafted in the first round of the 2007 MLB Amateur Draft by the Minnesota Twins. Since his signing, he’s floated around to five different teams playing in both the American League and the National League. During this time, he’s bounced from the majors to the minors. Over the course of his eight years in the MLB, he’s recorded a batting average of over .300 four times.

Revy, as he goes by, is not known to be a big power hitter. He puts the ball in play and has the speed to assist in gaining extra bases.

Career: 3,138 at-bats, 892 hits, 7 HRs, .284 AVG, 198 RBIs, .319 OBP, .343 SLG
2017 (with the Angels): 291 at-bats, 80 hits, 1 HR, .275 AVG, 20 RBIs, .308 OBP, .344 SLG
2019 (Projections): 213 at-bats, 52 hits, 3 HRs, .244 AVG, 18 RBIs, .293 OBP, .343 SLG