#2 - Rafael Devers - 3B
The easiest inclusion in the dream 2024 Red Sox lineup amongst their incumbents is Rafael Devers. Devers has been consistently awesome for Boston since 2019 and given that he is under contract through the 2033 season, he is set to be a cornerstone of the Red Sox's offense for a long, long time.
Coming off back-to-back All-Star campaigns in 2021 and 2022, Devers put up yet another excellent season this year with a .271/.351/.500 slash line with 33 homers and his third career 100 RBI season. The guy just does everything you want at the plate for a #2 hitter: hits for power, gets on base at a good clip, and knows how to produce with runners on base.
Again, no surprises here that Devers is sticking around. An added benefit for this particular lineup is that Devers is a lefty as it allows Boston to alternate handedness with the leadoff spot. Assuming things go to plan, Boston should be able to be flexible with their lineup based on if their is a lefty or righty on the mound, but Devers is a mortal lock to be in the lineup either way.
From here on, things may start to look a little weird, but stick with us.