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2021 Red Sox Superlatives: Who will be the MVP?

We start out our annual series at the top, picking the team’s most valuable player.

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We are now just five days away from the start of the regular season, which seems both impossibly short and also a long time coming. With the start of the season, we now turn to one of our preseason staples here at OTM: The superlative prediction polls. Throughout the next few days, we’re going to have two polls a day to vote on the following categories: Team MVP, Team Cy Young, Defensive Wizard, Most Surprising Player (in a positive sense), Most Disappointing Player, and Unsung Hero.

For today, we’re starting things up at the top with the team MVP. Obviously, this type of MVP discussion is no different than the real MVP discussion in that everyone can and does have their own criteria on which they base their decision. Some people just choose the best player, others look at when players contribute, and others look at what the depth chart would look like without said player. The Red Sox don’t have any AL MVP favorites, though there are some darkhorses on the roster.

As will be the case for all of these, just vote for your selection below. If your answer is not one of the options, drop a comment and I’ll add them into the poll. On Wednesday, we’ll wrap up by revealing the community selections along with the staff selections.


Who will be 2021’s Team MVP?

This poll is closed

  • 51%
    Xander Bogaerts
    (236 votes)
  • 21%
    Rafael Devers
    (98 votes)
  • 4%
    J.D. Martinez
    (22 votes)
  • 2%
    Eduardo Rodriguez
    (12 votes)
  • 1%
    Christian Vázquez
    (7 votes)
  • 15%
    Alex Verdugo
    (72 votes)
  • 1%
    Nathan Eovaldi
    (5 votes)
  • 0%
    Garrett Richards
    (2 votes)
454 votes total Vote Now