3 non-tendered players the Red Sox need to consider signing

There are 63 non-tendered players the Boston Red Sox could pick up for the baseball equivalent of pennies. Here are they should consider signing this offseason.

Cincinnati Reds third baseman Nick Senzel
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Kyle Lewis

Another big draft pick that hasn't lived up to expectations is Kyle Lewis, who was chosen by the Mariners with the 11th overall pick in 2016 and was non-tendered by the Diamondbacks this year. In Lewis' rookie year with the Mariners, he hit .259/.363/.438 with 11 home runs and 28 RBI in 57 games, which led to him winning Rookie of the Year with a unanimous 30 first place votes. (Alright, it was the COVID year, but that doesn't mean he didn't perform exceptionally with the time he had). After suffering two separate injuries, he only played in 54 games in 2021 and 2022 and was subsequently traded to the Diamondbacks.

With Lewis, the issue may be that he hasn't had enough of a chance to return to the form of his Rookie of the Year campaign. He batted .157/.204/.255 in 2023 for the Diamondbacks, but he only played played in 16 games as a DH. With the Red Sox, he could be another outfield depth option, which would give him the opportunity to increase his overall value through defense. In 2020, he was ranked in the 91st percentile in OAA and had an overall fielding run value in the 89th percentile. He could also be used in a pinch running capacity for a team that was in the lower half of stolen bases in 2023.

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