2 Red Sox players moving up the depth chart, moving 2 down
By Tim Boyle
The Boston Red Sox depth chart took a hit before the season even began with Trevor Story going on the IL before the thought of spring training even crept into our brains. They’ve struggled to find any sort of offense up the middle in his absence. Maybe more painful was the loss of Adam Duvall after a legendary start to his tenure in Boston. It hasn’t been a good start there or a few other places.
Two and a half weeks into the MLB season, the Red Sox depth chart is looking a bit different already. Two starting position players are already down for the count. Who’s moving up and who is moving down the depth chart?
Red Sox depth chart: John Schreiber is moving up as he continues to prove he is reliable
Reliever John Schreiber doesn’t have fantastic numbers when we look beyond his 1.13 ERA. He has tossed 8 innings for the Red Sox while owning a 1.50 WHIP and .241 batting average against. Numbers like ERA can be incredibly deceiving this early on in the year. It tells us Schreiber is getting into jams but working out of them.
This actually should help Schreiber’s place on the depth chart. For a Boston bullpen now missing Chris Martin due to an injury, Schreiber could be Alex Cora’s best option before the ball gets to Kenley Jansen in the ninth.
Schreiber first showed Red Sox fans what he was made of last year when in 65 innings of work he struck out 74 and had a 2.22 ERA. He has been a bit wild to start this year but his success in 2022 should have fans feeling confident he can continue to get the job done.