Five Red Sox players that can have breakout seasons.
With Spring Training 2.0 on the horizon, no one knows what to expect from the Boston Red Sox for the 2020 baseball season.
Will batters be able to attain a batting average of .400 or better? Who will hit the most home runs this season and what will that number be? How many wins will Cy Young Award candidates have?
Basically, there are so many question marks when it comes to statistics for the 2020 season. For the Red Sox, there are also many unknowns. Some spots have not been decided for the Opening Day roster including in the starting rotation and bullpen. Eduardo Rodriguez is the only pitcher in the projected rotation to start more than 12 games for the Red Sox in 2019. The Red Sox also haven’t had an official closer since Craig Kimbrel was on the team in 2018.
With so much to be decided for the Red Sox in the next couple of weeks, there is plenty of room for breakout stars. Some may be surprising while for others it may be expected. Here are five Red Sox players that I think will have a breakout season for Boston in 2020 (that hasn’t necessarily had one before).