Red Sox LF: Alex Verdugo
Alex Verdugo is a man that was given the undesirable task of being compared to Mookie Betts every single night of the season has become one of the most clutch hitters in this lineup. Whether it’s walk-offs early in the season or a big defensive play as October approaches, Verdugo has been more than advertised since joining the Red Sox.
I believe that his spot in left-field is more than safe as Boston doesn’t really have anyone that will contest for the position anytime soon. As the offseason has progressed I’ve seen some want him shifted over to right field with the exit of Hunter Renfroe but he feels right at home where he is. He reads the Green Monster incredibly well and has a rifle of an arm to back it up.
Dugie made his Postseason debut in 2021 and when the lights were the brightest he stepped up in a massive way. He slashed .310/.383/.452 with five hits, one stolen base, and five free passes. While his regular season, .289/.351/.426 was impressive, that effort in October was a big reason why the Sox made it as far as they did.
Much like Kiké, he was a quick fan favorite with Red Sox Nation, and with a few seasons under his belt, he’s positioning himself for a breakout year in 2022. As long as he keeps up the energy and his level of play on the field, the sky is the limit and he can stake his claim as a star on this team.