3 bold predictions for the Boston Red Sox 2023 season

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Red Sox bold prediction No. 2: Masataka Yoshida will win AL Rookie of the Year

The Sox have high hopes for the 23-year-old first baseman. With, Casas being named to the 2023 starting lineup expect a big bat to boost the Red Sox offensively.

Masataka Yoshida may be the missing piece to the Red Sox outfield. Alongside Alex Verdugo and Adam Duvall, Yoshida will bring the energy to the Red Sox outfield. Yoshida was scorching hot in the Japanese league, Yoshida averaged a .326 batting average, and hit 135 home runs and 474 RBI's.

To be in the big leagues, you gotta be versatile. Yoshida showcased his amazing fielding within the Japanese league with a fielding percentage of .989. Playing seven seasons in Japan, Yoshida only committed 12 fielding errors throughout his career.

Masataka Yoshida is a dual-dimensional player that will bring versatility to the Red Sox starting lineup this year. The Red Sox have shown their commitment to the Japanese phenom, and anticipate Yoshida to return the favor on the field.

Expect Yoshida to be one of the brightest spots of this Boston Red Sox team making himself an AL Rookie of the Year candidate.