3 bold predictions for the Boston Red Sox 2023 season

Brayan Bello in Spring Training
Brayan Bello in Spring Training / Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/GettyImages
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Red Sox bold prediction No. 3: Brayan Bello will become the Ace

The Boston Red Sox and their fans had huge expectations of Brayan Bello last year. Bello was ranked the top prospect emerging onto the scene last season, but things didn't go as expected for the young prospect. Bello inked a 2-8 record as a starter with an era of 4.71 in 13 games played.

Expect things to turn around this season for the right-handed pitcher. Brayan Bello has been putting in work to his mechanics this off-season. Bello has been spotted to be working with Former Red Sox legend Pedro Martinez. This may come as a surprise for some but even Pedro has high hopes for the rising star. "He showed that he can make the transition from the minor leagues to the big leagues, and at the same time be successful." stated, Martinez to Boston Globe's Julian McWilliams.

If Brayan Bello's time with the Worcester Woosox is a look into his career with the Red Sox, then it is a promising one. Bello was able to post a 6-2 record with a 2.76 ERA with the Woosox. Bello has notched 454 strikeouts during his time in the Minors.

Despite Bello's struggling start, Brayan Bello was able to rattle off an impressive month with the Red Sox last year. In September, Bello finished with an ERA of 1.79 and only five runs allowed.

With the starting rotation showing concern, Brayan Bello will be given many opportunities in the 2023 season to succeed. There's a strong chance Bello can take charge as the ace for the Boston Red Sox in 2023.