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2020 Superlatives: Who will be the defensive wizard?

One of the stalwart options is gone, but there are a few other very good choices.

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Well, baseball is actually happening this year. It seemed unlikely at certain points, but testing has gone well enough in summer camp that the regular season is a go, and things are set to get underway for a couple games on Thursday before the entire league gets going on Friday. The Red Sox are among that latter group, with their first game on Friday against the Orioles starting at 7:30 PM ET.

For those of you who have been around these parts for a while, you’ll recognize these superlatives as something we’ve been doing for a few years now. For those of you who are new, it’s really not all that complicated. There are going to be six categories on which every staff member will make a pick as will readers with a poll on the bottom of this page. The categories are: Team MVP, Best Pitcher, Defensive Wizard, Biggest Surprise, Biggest Disappointment, and Unsung Hero. We’ll have votes on two a day before wrapping things up with the results on Friday. All polls will close at midnight on Friday.

For this one, the task is simple. Defensive wizard simply means who will be the best defensive player on the Red Sox? There are, as always, a couple different ways you can interpret this, but generally speaking this one is as straight forward as it gets. It is a little bit different this year as one of the best defensive players in all of baseball is no longer on the Red Sox, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of good options anyway.

I’ll have a handful of options in the poll below, but if you think someone else should be there, do let me know in the comments.


Who will be the best defensive player in 2020?

This poll is closed

  • 75%
    Jackie Bradley Jr.
    (40 votes)
  • 1%
    Mitch Moreland
    (1 vote)
  • 9%
    Kevin Pillar
    (5 votes)
  • 11%
    Christian Vázquez
    (6 votes)
  • 1%
    Alex Verdugo
    (1 vote)
53 votes total Vote Now