Red Sox Review
Our 2022 In Review Series tackles the fading former prospect.
But he could be one of the most important players on the 2023 Red Sox
If Chris Sale can once again become one of the best pitchers in baseball, the 2023 Red Sox will be a whole lot more interesting.
After a strong showing in AAA in 2021, John Schreiber became, perhaps, Boston’s most reliable reliever in 2022. Let’s appreciate that and try not to ponder the reality of a repeat performance in 2023.
The Red Sox bullpen certainly showed both its flaws and opportunities to be better in 2022. Ryan Brasier definitely presented both of these.
With big ups to his nasty slider, Tanner Houck cemented a late-inning relief role before an injury cut his season short, but his long-term role is still up in the air.
A once highly-touted prospect, Jarren Duran still shows some flashes of brilliance, but they are quickly being overshadowed by his limitations. Can he become a more dependable everyday starter?
Bello might still have work to do, but his first season in the bigs was a great start.
Matt Barnes signed a contract extension in 2021 just in time to start performing a lot worse. He may have cleared some issues up by the end of 2022, but where do we go from here?
The Red Sox signed Trevor Story to be a star last offseason. At times, he looked better than advertised and at others, he looked like a bust. Throw in a dash of solid defense and effective base-running and you get a decent season overall.
With a contract extension rumored to be in the works, it’s the perfect time to look back at what was another great season from Devers, even if he disappeared for a month.
Adding Garrett Whitlock was a great move and it came at the expense of the Yankees. What’s not to like?
The left fielder continued to make progress at the plate but needs to tighten up his defense and baserunning to become a reliable player on a nightly basis.
There is some optimism for the southpaw heading into 2022.
Was he good or bad? Who’s to say?!
It never felt comfortable, but it usually got results.
He evolved from an up-and-down starting pitcher to a substanceless reliever who helped keep the team afloat during a chaotic stretch run.
He wasn’t great my any stretch, but he was serviceable.
#PérezDay became less of a celebration as the year went along.