In this wasted season, it was important for the Red Sox to watch the performances of these three players very closely.
The Sox already have committed to Will Middlebrooks as their third baseman of the future. His power potential is off the charts, and they expect he will be good defensively as he gets more comfortable.
These three are the closest to the majors until the next Jackie Bradley-Xander Boegarts wave is ready.
Nobody is giving up on these three players being able to make an impact. Dustin Pedroia didn’t wow anyone early in his career, but he eventually opened eyes.
We’re waiting for this threesome to do the same.
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