Red Sox Review
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.
A fine, nondescript season out of the bullpen.
And the super utility man stabilized a key position.
Sometimes, things just go sideways.
Nathan Eovaldi was the unquestioned ace of the Red Sox’s staff in 2021 and among the best starters in baseball overall.