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2021 Red Sox Superlatives: Who will be the biggest disappointment?

Unfortunately, it has to be someone.

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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 this poll, we have the one negative prediction on the board for the most disappointing player on the team. Obviously, we all hope there are no disappointments, but that’s just not realistic. There are always players who exceed our expectations, but on the flip side there are always players who do not quite live up to them. Today’s poll is about the latter, of which we hope there are fewer than the former. This one is largely dependent on expectations, and everyone has different expectations for every player, which makes it extra interesting. Of course, these are all subjective. That’s part of the fun!

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 the most disappointing Red Sox player in 2021?

This poll is closed

  • 7%
    Matt Barnes
    (19 votes)
  • 0%
    Xander Bogaerts
    (2 votes)
  • 4%
    Bobby Dalbec
    (12 votes)
  • 6%
    Rafael Devers
    (17 votes)
  • 8%
    Nathan Eovaldi
    (23 votes)
  • 24%
    J.D. Martinez
    (64 votes)
  • 2%
    Adam Ottavino
    (7 votes)
  • 6%
    Martín Pérez
    (18 votes)
  • 2%
    Nick Pivetta
    (6 votes)
  • 4%
    Hunter Renfroe
    (13 votes)
  • 9%
    Garrett Richards
    (26 votes)
  • 3%
    Eduardo Rodriguez
    (10 votes)
  • 12%
    Chris Sale
    (32 votes)
  • 1%
    Christian Vázquez
    (5 votes)
  • 3%
    Alex Verdugo
    (10 votes)
264 votes total Vote Now