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2021 Red Sox Superlatives: Who will be the best defensive player?

Some of the stalwarts in this category are not longer in play.

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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.

To start off our final day of polling, today we are going to look at the defensive side of things. In recent years, three of the players who have always been in the mix here have been Jackie Bradley Jr., Mookie Betts, and, to a lesser extent, Andrew Benintendi. All three of them are, of course, no longer in town. That’s sad for many reasons, but it also means we have some new faces in the running for our defensive wizard prediction this time around, which is exciting in its own way.

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 defensive wizard on the 2021 Red Sox?

This poll is closed

  • 33%
    Enrique Hernández
    (52 votes)
  • 5%
    Hunter Renfroe
    (8 votes)
  • 30%
    Christian Vázquez
    (48 votes)
  • 31%
    Alex Verdugo
    (49 votes)
157 votes total Vote Now