FT. MYERS FL - FEBRUARY 20: Josh Reddick #68 of the Boston Red Sox poses for a portrait during the Boston Red Sox Photo Day on February 20 2011 at the Boston Red Sox Player Development Complex in Ft. Myers Florida (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Rounding out the top 10 is Josh Reddick, who had quite the roller coaster of a season. Unfortunately, it was the kind with fewer highs than lows.
The lows were caused by the same old problem: Reddick just can't figure out what to swing at when he comes up to bat. In his short time in Boston, he struck out in over a quarter of his plate appearances, and took only two walks. He had anemic numbers through the first half of the season, and quite frankly just didn't look like a major league ball player.
Of course, the peaks were there too, and they were characterized not by Reddick walking, but by him putting the bat on the ball. In August, Reddick struck out in less than 10% of his trips to the plate. The result? A .350/.370/.626 line with eight home runs. Of course, some of that is unsustainable, but the question is how much? If a guy can hit a ton of homers and provide good outfield defense, then we're talking about a regular starter on most any team.
And then there's the Dominican Winter League, where he walked 10 times in less than 80 plate appearances while putting up terrible overall production. Now he's just messing with us.
1. Ryan Kalish, OF
2. Anthony Ranaudo, RHP
3. Jose Iglesias, SS
4. Felix Doubront, LHP
5. Drake Britton, LHP
6. Ryan Lavarnway, C
7. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP
8. Lars Anderson, 1B
9. Kolbrin Vitek, 3B
10. Josh Reddick, OF
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