3 Red Sox players that are ready to breakout against the Orioles

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - APRIL 21: Trevor Story #10 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after striking out during the third inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park on April 21, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - APRIL 21: Trevor Story #10 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after striking out during the third inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park on April 21, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /
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TORONTO, ON – APRIL 27: Trevor Story #10 of the Boston Red Sox slides safely into home base against the Toronto Blue Jays in the ninth inning during their MLB game at the Rogers Centre on April 27, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON – APRIL 27: Trevor Story #10 of the Boston Red Sox slides safely into home base against the Toronto Blue Jays in the ninth inning during their MLB game at the Rogers Centre on April 27, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images) /

Red Sox 2B: Trevor Story

Trevor Story signed late with the Red Sox to much fanfare and seemingly as a statement from Chaim Bloom’s team that they’re willing to spend money. Right after signing though he left camp to witness the birth of his first child and shortly after that would get food poisoning. To say things haven’t been the greatest since coming to Fenway may be on the kind side.

Story has a beautiful swing and should be absolutely causing havoc with it all over but things just haven’t clicked yet. On some nights it looks like he’s finally putting the puzzle together and on others, it looks like he’s swinging at a golf ball. He started the season colder than a Maine winter but has since started to thaw out. His line is up to .224/.308/.293 with 13 hits and 5 RBI.

Similar to Kiké, he’s swinging at some pitches that he doesn’t have a hope of catching and has racked up 19 whiffs for a 29.2% K%. If he can do what he’s done his entire career and wait for those pitches that he knows he’ll rock then he will earn that trust from the Fenway Faithful.

He’s also learning a brand new position and despite some of the geniuses out there that think just because he’s a professional he should pick it up overnight, that’s not how the real world works.

He’s flashed some great leather over at second and you can absolutely tell that he’s putting in the work to retain his instincts but it’s going to take time. Look no further than the series against the Rays where his defense was the main reason we won one game and then the main reason we lost the next. The more reps he gets the better he’ll get and then we won’t have to worry about anything getting by him.

He’ll be facing some serious slop coming from the Orioles so this is a perfect opportunity for him to not only get some confidence in the batter’s box but also work on his mechanics. Hell, I wouldn’t complain if we finally got to see his first home run in a Red Sox uniform either.

Things are already looking up for Big Trev and these next three games could really allow him to kick in the door and show by Boston invested so much into him.