One Big Question
Connor Wong’s performance this year could provide an indication of just how vital he’ll be to the Red Sox’s plans beyond 2021.
He seems to be in something of a no-man’s land.
It will be a tough line to walk trying to develop and win at the same time.
It would help counteract some batted ball regression likely coming his way.
He’s in the top five by most projections, but will that hold?
It worked in 2020, but it’s a dicey proposition for a second straight year.
I’ve extended the invite, fwiw.
He’s generally viewed as a back-end arm, but can he surprise people?
The reliever comes in at a funky angle, but can his pitches miss bats?
They have big potential, but also a lot of variance.
If not, he won’t be the help they’ll likely need him to be.
He can get by with a little, but not with none.
As in, can he trust his stuff?
He’ll need to figure out that third pitch.
The Red Sox need him attacking, not waiting.
It’s probably more important than his bat, given the roster makeup.
He relied on a lot of weak contact.
He could be a huge addition to the Red Sox’ bullpen.
He should get his chance in the bigs this summer, but he’ll need to prove one more thing.
J.D. Martinez needs to be more of a slugger than he was in 2020.
It’s the big development for him in 2021.
The potential is there. Now it’s time for refinement.
It would lower his ceiling, but potentially raise the floor.
Hernandez strikes out a lot of batters, but he also walks a lot of batters. As he enters his third season as a regular reliever for the Red Sox, he has to find a better balance.
He’s missed so much time, and yet he’s still only 22.
A bounce back at the plate would be a big addition for the Red Sox.
Pretty straight forward this time around!
Rafael Devers has one of the hardest swings in baseball, so when he connects, good things happen. However, laying off a few more pitches from time to time could make him an even more dangerous offensive threat.