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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Ben Revere Highlights

On July 1st, 2016, the Washington Post’s Chelsea Janes documented Revere’s walk-off double with the Nationals. The Nationals and the Braves were battling a long, tough match that finally concluded after 14 innings. Both teams had been scoreless since the sixth inning of the game. The game occurred during an offensive struggle for Revere, while he was recovering from an injury.

On August 20th, 2016, MLB’s Bill Ladson wrote an article about a remarkable home-run snagging catch made by Revere in the bottom of the fourth inning during a Nationals vs Braves game. The catch robbed Freddie Freeman of what would have been his 25th homer. Revy, playing center field at the time, made the spectacular catch while crashing into the wall. Statcast fielding metrics of the catch recorded Revere’s first step occurring 0.43 seconds after contact was made with the ball, covering a distance of 116.9 feet, having a max speed of 19.7 mph, and recording a 97.5 pct route efficiency.

MLB’s Gregor Chrisholm wrote an article about the impressive catch made by Revere on August 27th, 2015. The catch occurred in the third inning, during a 2-2 game in which the Jays were facing the Rangers. Revere’s striking catch prevented Delino DeShields extra bases. Statcast recorded Revy’s first step occurring 0.40 seconds after contact was made, covering a distance of 75.3 feet, having max speed of 15 mph, with a route efficiency of 95.5 pct.

MLB’s Jordan Bastian recants a stunning catch made by Revere in 2015 during Game 6 of the ALCS against the Kansas City Royals. Salvador Perez‘s hit was stomped cold in its tracks when Revere took it away with a jumping catch into the wall. The catch occurred during the seventh inning of the game. Statcast recorded his first step occurring 0.44 seconds after contact, covering 77 feet, maintaining max speed of 17.1 mph, with route efficiency of 93.1 pct.

In April of 2013, while playing for the Phillies, Revere gained notable attention for a catch made while paying tribute to Boston. Revere made a diving catch that would have otherwise been a double for Reds Todd Frazier. Simultaneously, Jay Bruce, the player who was at first base was rounding second when he had to return to first. Revy was able to make the throw to first before Bruce could arrive. The Phillies wound up losing the game. However, Revere’s catch gained a standing ovation by the home team Reds fans. It was the message on Revere’s glove that increased attention to the play. He displayed the message “PRAY For Boston” on his glove in recognition of the tragic marathon incident.