Super-Utility player Brock Holt will be paid $3.575 million in his third year of arbitration. He earned $2.225 million last year and was projected for $3.4 million.
Holt bounced back from a 2017 season lost to vertigo and concussion symptoms. He hit .277/.362/.411 with seven home runs and 46 RBI in 321 at-bats this year.
The highlight of Holt’s season was when he hit for the cycle in Game 3 of the ALDS against the Yankees. He finished that game 4-for-6 with three runs scored and five RBI.
The Red Sox move Holt around the field, as the swiss-army knife is capable of covering any position outside of pitcher and catcher. Don’t rule out the possibility he could learn to adapt to those roles at some point!
His versatility is his best asset but Holt also adds value by being a great teammate. Who doesn’t love the Brockstar? When he’s not in the game, we always see Holt locked in on the action and cheering on his teammates. He started a trend of greeting J.D. Martinez with a celebratory hug after each home run.
Every team needs a guy like Holt and the Red Sox are glad to have him for at least another season.