led all red sox position players in fwar (5.2) and tied for the team lead in bwar (4.9)…was voted the al’s starting shortstop for the all-star game, the second career start and third pick. moved to 2nd on the Red Sox all-time list of games played in SS (1,046), behind Everett Scott (1,093)…also moved to 20th on the Red Sox all-time list of games played 1,114)… led all shortstops in obp (.370), slg (.493) and ops (.863) (see chart above)… hit at least 20 hours for the fourth time (23) … ranked in the top 15 of al in average (8, .295), obp (7, .370), ops (15, .863), doubles (t-13, 34), and fangraphs’ war (t- 10, 5.2 )… is the only player who qualified for the batting title and posted .850+ ops in each of the last 4 seasons (.883, .939, .867, .863)… only other players to do that are bryce harper, freddie freeman and mookie betts…at fenway park, he hit .316 with 15 hours and .937 ops…ranked 6th in the al and 12th in mlb in home ops . ..in 4/2 vs. bal, tied the red sox record for most opening day starts in ss (8; 2014-21)… everett scott also started eight opening day games in ss for the sox, 100 years before bogaerts did ( 1914-21)… became the 11th player to make more than 8 consecutive opening day starts for the Sox at a single position… hit six hours in 17 games from 4/20 to 5/4, his most in any 17-game span of his career … played in his 1,000th career game on 6/5 vs. stop ….became the 30th player to reach that mark with the Sox…posted a career-best 29-game on-base streak from 6/2-7/5, during which he hit .333/ .403/ .514/.917 line… his 29-game on-base streak was tied for the fifth-longest in mlb in 2021, and tied with teammate j.d. martinez longer by a red sox player…on 6/10 in nyy, he gave the red sox a 4-3 lead with an eighth-inning sacrifice fly and a 6-4 lead with a two-run single in the 10th inning during the club’s 6-5 win…started at ss and batted third in the all-star game at coors field on 7/13…went 2-for-3 with an rbi , making it 4-0 with a fifth-inning single … gave the Red Sox their decisive 5-4 lead on 7/25 vs. nyy with a sacrifice fly in the 8th inning…had four hours and 13 RBIs in nine games of 8/11-20…homered in back-to-back games on 8/18 at nyy and 8/20 against tex. .. on 8/31 at tb, he recorded an RBI single in the first inning but was eliminated the game after the top of the second… placed on covid-19 related il the next day and missed eight games. .. reinstated on 9/10.
postseason: Started each of the Red Sox’ 11 games at shortstop, batting .261 (12-for-46) with an .833 ops, three hours and six runs…became the Sox’ No. 2 shortstop Rojas to hit 3+ HR in a single postseason, joining Nomar Garciaparra (4 in 1999)… reached base safely in each of the Sox’ first nine games (.395 obp), spanning the game from wild cards through game 4 of alcs vs. hey .. hit a two-run HR in the first inning of the wild-card game against NYY, giving the Sox a 2-0 lead. went 3-for-5 with one hour, two RBIs and two runs scored in game 2 of the alds at tb, a 14-6 sox win… gave the sox a 2-1 lead in the alcs game 4 with a two-run hour in the first inning.
started 53 of 60 red sox games (ss-52, dh-1)…led sox in slg (.502), rushes (.867) and steals (8-for-8) . …tied for the team lead in hours (11) and runs (36)…ranked second on team in batting average (.300), obp (.364), hits (tied, 61), total bases (102) and rbi (28)… received a 10th place vote for bbwaa to mvp… hit .300 or better for the third time in his career… 300 in 2020, .309 in 2019, .320 in 2015 …posted at least a .500 slg and .850 ops for the third straight season…ranked among the leaders vs. average lhp (8, 375), obp (11, 420), slg (11, .594) and ops (8th, 1,014)…on the road, ranked among all leaders in average (7th, . 327), obp (11th, .382), slg (9th, .554), and ops (8th, .327). .936)…in 48 games from 8/1 to the end of the season, batted .309 (55-for-178) with .896 ops…finished with 368 in career xbh, 6th most by a red sox before turning 28 (jim rice-422, carl yastrzemski-409, mookie betts-394, ted williams-387, tris speaker-386).
finished 5th in american league most valuable player voting bbwaa…earned his 3rd silver slugger award…earned a first team selection on the inaugural allmlb team as the best shortstop in the game, in a vote of fans, media members, broadcasters, former players and other officials throughout the game… replaced hunter pence (injury) on the all-star game roster as a reserve… was the sox’s nominee For MLB’s Hank Aaron Award (Most Outstanding Offensive Player In Each League)… In 155 games, he hit .309 (190-for-614) with .939 ops, 33 HRs, 52 doubles, 117 RBIs, and 110 runs scored. …set career highs in RBIs, doubles, hour, xbh (85), bb (76), obp (.384), slg (.555) and ops…led Red Sox in rbi (117) and ops (.939)…joined alex rodriguez as the only shortstops in mlb history with 30+ hours and 50+ doubles in a season…was 1 of s only 5 players who started 150+ games in ss (153)…according to fangraphs, ranked 10th in majors at war (6.8), including 1st among red sox…achieved 100 hour career milestones, 500 RBIs, 500 runs scored, and 1,000 hits…became 10th player in Red Sox history to record 50+ doubles in a season…ranked 5th in the majors with 5 games of various hours…in the seventh inning and later, he led the al and ranked second in mlb behind christian yelich in average (.378, 71-for-188), slg (.697) and ops (1.148). .300+ with a .900+ ops with risp (.323/.987), with the bases empty (.300/.919), vs. rhp (.316/.950), with 2 outs (.303/ .901), vs.al clubs (.309/.925), and vs.nl clubs (.312/1,034).
2018: Finished 13th in bbwaa al al mvp voting in 136 games, hitting .288 (148 for 513) and setting career highs in h (23), rbi (103), doubles ( 45), xbh (71), obp (.360), slg (.522), and ops (.883). ranked among all leaders in rbi (t-5th), doubles (5th), xbh (11th), avg (16th), obp (15th), slg (8th) and ops (6th). 71 of his 148 hits (48.0%) were for extra-base hits… 35 of his xbh came with 2 strikes, tied for second in the majors (stakes-38, arenado-35). he was 1 of 16 players to record 100+ rbi in 2018, ranking 5th in mlb in ab/rbi ratio (4.98)…he was 1 of only 4 players in that group to also have 40+ doubles. He became the second Red Sox shortstop to hit 20+ hours and 40+ doubles in a season, joining Nomar Garciaparra (1997, 1999-2000, 2002). the Sox went 18-4 in games in which he homered. He is 1 of 6 Red Sox shortstops to record 100+ RBIs in a season, joining Nomar Garciaparra (1998-99, 2002-03), John Valentin (1995), Rico Petrocelli (1970), Vern Stephens ( 1948-50), and Joe Cronin (1937, ’39-40). among ML shortstops, ranked 2nd in obp, 4th in slg, 3rd in ops, 4th in rbi, 6th in hr and 6th in average. led mlb with 3 grand slams (4/7 vs. tb, 4/30 vs. kc, 7/14 vs. tor)… became the 11th red sox with 3+ slams in a season, 1 less than the club record (babe ruth, 4 in 1919). He owned the fifth-highest MLB trades with RISP (1,130), as well as the 10th-highest average (.342; 51 of 149). he went 9-for-15 (.600) with 6 xbh with the bases loaded. he hit .269 with a .402 obp vs. lhp (29 of 108, 1 hr), and .294 with .901 ops vs. rhp (119 of 405, 22 hrs). in 67 games at fenway park, hit .314 with .967 ops (80-for-255, 15 hrs)…in his first 3 games, he went 3-for-4 (2 2b), 2-for-4 (2 2b), and 3 of 4 (hr, 2b)… is the only red sox player to record multiple xbh in each of his first 3 games of a season (source: elias)… is the only other major leaguer to have done that since 1900 is adrián gonzález (2015). he started in ss for the red sox on opening day for the fifth straight season (2014-18)…he is 1 of only 7 players to start 5+ in a row. games in ss for the sox. he hit a grand slam and recorded 6 RBIs on 4/7 vs. tb, the most in a game by a red sox shortstop since nomar garciaparra had 8 RBIs on 7/23/02 against tb. placed on 10-day DL with left ankle injury 4/9… reinstated 4/27, missing 15 games. hit his second grand slam of the season on 4/30 vs. KC, becoming the first Red Sox player with multiple grand slams before May 1 since Carl Everett in 2001. He reached base in 21 consecutive games from 5/14 to 6/6. named player of the week for the 7/2-8 period, his first time earning the honor…during a 6-0 week for bos, he went 6-for-15 (.400) with a .600 obp, 2 h, 2 2b, 10 rbi, 6 r, 8 bb, 1 hbp, and only 1 so. he recorded multiple rbi’s in 4 straight games going 7/3-8, the longest streak of his career. homered in 7 of his last 27 games before the break (6/14-7/15), including each of his last 2 (7/14-15). 7/14 vs. tor, he hit a grand slam drive off in the 10th inning of a 6-2 win…it was the sox’s first grand slam drive off since rico brogna on 8/14/00 vs. tb, first in extra innings since jim rice on 7/4/84 vs. oak. he had 16 hours in the All-Star break, after reaching 10 hours in the entire 2017 season. In his last 41 games of the season (as of 8/10), he hit .327 with .957 operations ( 49 of 150, 7 o’clock). in 16 games from 8/3-21, he drew 12 bbs and struck out just 4 times…he posted a .444 ob in that time. He homered twice in the White Sox’s 10-4 victory over Cle on 8/22. in a 3 game series against hou from 9/7-9, he went 8-for-12 with 2 hours and 4 runs… he was 4-for-4 on 9/9. recorded 8 RBIs in his last 4 games of the season…homered in 2 of his last 3 games, including in the sox’s 10-2 win against nyy in the season finale on 9/30. Postseason: He started each of the Red Sox’s 14 postseason games and hit in 11 of them, including each of the first 8…he went 13-for-58 ( .224) with 7 RBIs. homered in Game 2 of the Alds vs. nyy.
In his fourth full season in ml, he batted .273 (156-for-571) with a .343 obp and set career highs in 3-pointers (6) and steals (15)…he battled a right hand injury during the second half of the season after getting hit by a pitch on 7/6 at tb…in 80 games to that point, he was slashing .308/.363/.455 (96 for 312, 20 2b, 4 3b , 6 h) with 41 rbi. he served as the leadoff hitter for the sox 28 times, including in each of his last 17 appearances … in that role, he hit .309 with .406 obp (34 for 110, 16 bb, 15 so). he hit 3 hours on 0-2 counts, tied for the most in mlb. his 6 triples ranked t-3rd in the al. He was 1 of 5 players included on the Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Voting Ballot. in his first 31 games through 12/5, he hit .350 (42-for-120) with a .405 obp. he posted a 15-game hitting streak from 4/27 to 5/12 (23-of-59, .390), the longest by the Red Sox all season. He hit 2 3-pointers on 5/17 in STL, becoming the first Red Sox SS in 70 years with multiple 3-pointers in a game (last: Johnny Pesky on 7/20/47-G2 in STL). he didn’t homer in his first 41 games of the season through 5/24, then hit 6 hours in 38 games from 5/25-7. he recorded the first multi-hour game of his career on 6/18 at hou. on 6/30 at 12:00, he came on as a defensive replacement in the 10th inning and broke a 4-4 tie with a game-winning RBI single in the 11th. hit in the right hand by a pitch from jacob faria in the 1st inning on 6/7 at tb…retired after mid-inning. he went 7-for-55 (.127) in his next 14 games going 7/8-28. scored at least 1 run in 9 of 10 games from 8/15-25. in his last 20 games (starting 9/9), scored 21 runs and hit .321 with .430 obp (25 of 78, 2 hrs, 13 bb, 12 so, 2 hbp)… batted safely in his last 9 games of the season. He reached base 6 times in the Red Sox’ 13-7, 15-inning win at fb on 9/15 (4-for-7, hbp, bb). postseason: started at ss in all 4 alds games vs. hou… went 1 for 3 with an hour and 2r in game 4.
earned his first all-star selection and his second straight silver slugger award…posted career highs in games (157), runs (115), h (21), rbi (89), bb (58) , sb (13), obp (.356), and slg (.446). He won the Boston Bbwaa Jackie Jensen Hustle Award, given to a Red Sox player for spirit and determination. became the first player in red sox history to win multiple louisville slugger silver slugger awards in ss, and only the sixth to win the award multiple times at any position…he was the first red sox inf to win a silver slugger in consecutive seasons since wade boggs from 1986 to 1989, and the first to the ss to do so since derek jeter from 2006 to 2009. named to the list on the third opening day of his career at only 23 years of age … also made opening day starts at ss for bos in 2014 (21) and 2015 (22)… became the 8th red sox in the last 100 years to make as many as 3 opening day starts at age 23 or less, and 4 of them are in the hof (bobby doerr, babe ruth, ted williams, carl yastrzemski). ranked 7th in the majors with 192 hits…led al with 81 hits in 2-strike counts. hit 21h, more than he had in the first 3ml seasons combined (20)… his 13 sb matched his 2013-15 total. He became the first player in Red Sox history to hit 20 home runs in a season as an SS before turning 24 (source: Elias). ranked 8th in the majors with 115 runs scored…scored 31 more runs and walked 26 more than in 2015, despite playing only 1 more game (157 in 2016, 156 in 2015). He led the SS in hits and runs and was second in doubles (34) and RBI. hit safely in 26 straight games from 5/6 to 6/2, tied for the second-longest streak by a sox ss… during the streak, he was 45-for-117 (.385) with a .419 obp and a .581 slg (8 2b, 5 h, 23 r, 20 rbi, 7 bb). he posted a .323/.394/.495 line at home (103-for-319, 20 2b, 3b, 11 hr). among players with 100+ ab in May, ranked 1st in al avg (.395), 2nd in obp (.429), and 5th in ops (1,017)…scored in 8 straight games from 5/21 to 29, the longest streak of his career. Recorded multiple hits in 6 straight games from 5/9-14 (14-for-30, .467 average), tied for longest streak of any major leaguer in 2016. Broke a 3-3 tie with a 2-run single in the 10th inning of the sox 5-3 victory in sf on 6/7. from 6/10 to 11 in min, he became the first red sox in history with 4+ hits and one hour in consecutive games (source: elias)… he was only the 3rd ss in history with 4+ hits and 3+ rbi in consecutive games (also lou boudreau de cle, 1948; and alex rodriguez de tex, 2003)…became 2nd red sox ss in 100 years with 4+ hits in consecutive games (also johnny pesky, 4/5-6/46). recorded his 100th hit of the season on June 19 against the sea…became the first major league player with at least 100 hits in 68 team games since ichiro suzuki (103) and matt holliday (100) in 2007. Recorded his fourth career final hit on 6/23 against CWS… At age 23, he joined Bobby Doerr as the only players in Sox history with up to 4 hits before turning 24 (Doerr had 4; source: elias). selected to start the 87th mlb all-star game in ss via fan ballot july 11 at petco park (1 of 2, 2b)…joined mookie betts as the third pair of teammates team, each 23 years old or younger. -to start the all-star game (source: elias)… the others who did it were ted williams (lf) and bobby doerr (2b) of the 1941 red sox, and jim fregosi (ss) and dean of the angels opportunity (p) in 1964. batted .393 (22 for 56, 3 hrs) with 1,040 trades during a 13-game hitting streak from 7/19-31. he made just 1 error in 167 chances (.994) in his last 49 games (as of 8/10). turned 24 on 10/1…the only red sox to record more hits than bogaerts’ 524 before turning 24 are ted williams (714), bobby doerr (661), and tris speaker (547)…the only The Red Sox to record more RBI than Bogaerts’ 221 before turning 24 are Williams (491), Doerr (363), Tony Conigliaro (294) and Carl Yastrzemski (235). postseason: started each of the 3 red sox games in ss.
He finished second in the American League with a .320 average (fifth in MLB) and 196 hits (third in MLB) and won the American League Silver Hitter Award in SS. after the season, named ss on the sports news all-star team… also named team mvp by the boston chapter of the bbwaa, the first red sox ss to be recognized since nomar garciaparra in 1998. he was The youngest Red Sox player to win a silver slugger award at any position (he turned 23 in October) and the youngest AL SS since Alex Rodriguez with Mar in 1998. Led the Red Sox with 156 games, 613 ab and 231 times on base…played all 156 ss games, with 154 starts…marked second most ss games in mlb to tex’s elvis andrus (160)…had most SS games and starts for a Red Sox since 2003 (Nomar Garciaparra, 156 games and 155 starts). outperformed ml shortstops in average, hits, runs (84), doubles (35), total bases (258), and obp (.355)…recorded 35 more hits than any other ss…also outperformed shortstops al (2nd between ml ss) with 81 rbi. his 196 hits ranked third in the majors behind only mia dee gordon (205) and jose altuve de hou (200)… it was the most hits by a red sox in a season aged 22 or younger, beating ted williams in 1940 (193). His .320 average trailed only Miguel Cabrera (.338) in the al…marked an 80-point improvement from 2014 (.240). He led MLB with a .340 average (154-for-453) in his last 109 games as of May 31, totaling 14 more hits than any other player in that stretch. he had the second best fielding percentage among all shortstops (.984) behind j.j. hardy (.993)…named a finalist for the rawlings gold glove award at ss. ranked t-4 in mlb with 57 multi-hit games and t-3rd in al with 17 games with at least 3 hits… tied det’s ian kinsler for the ml lead in 4+ hit games ( 6). his 6 games with 4+ hits marked the most by a red sox since dustin pedroia in 2008 (7)…all 6 came when he was 22, most in the majors so young since kc’s george brett had 6 in 1975, and the most by a Red Sox before their 23rd birthday since at least 1914. He ranked second in the majors with a .365 vs. ) vs. lefties from 7/2 through the end of the season…hit .304 (139-for-457) vs. rhp, seventh-best in the al. had the second-best home average in mlb (.347), behind only miguel cabrera (.357)…also ranked among all leaders in daytime average (4th, .335) and nighttime average (6th, .312 ). he was ninth in the al in avg with risp (.331, 53-for-160) and was fifth in average with 2 out and risp (.386, 27-for-70). he led the majors with 10 hits, 6 xbh and 26 RBI in 27 bases loaded (.385, 10 of 26, 4 2b, 3b, hr, sf). he hit his first career grand slam and drove in a career-high 5 runs in the 8th inning on 9/21 vs. tb, turning a 4-6 deficit into an 8-6 lead. led the majors with 9 extra-inning hits, the most in a season by the Red Sox since at least 1974… overall, batted .692 (9-for-13), 2b, hr, 3 RBI, 3 bb in 17 pa in extra innings. hit .312 in June, .371 in July, .324 in August, and .357 in September… was the first player 22 or younger in the last 35 years to hit at least .310 in 4 consecutive months of a year (min. 100 ab in each month). he hit an ml-best .341 (116-for-340) in 80 games as world no. 3 batter in lineup (min. 150 pa)…each of his last 87 starts as of 6/25 came second or third in the lineup…hit no higher than 7th in his first 32 starts. tied david ortiz for the team lead in game-winning rbi with 12… had 2 of 3 team hits, both singles, on 4/17 vs. bal (9th inning) and 7/24 vs. det (11th inning ). went 4 for 8, r, bb, sb in the red sox’s 19 inning win on 4/10 in nyy…was the first red sox to record up to 4 hits during the extra innings of a game since at least in 1947. He hit the first hour of the season on 4/25 off the ball in the tenth inning, the first overtime of his career. hit a game-winning three-run single in the seventh inning at 7/7 vs. Mia, the first three-run single by a Red Sox in the regular season since Gary Allenson vs. det 9/11/82. had a career-best 23-game on-base streak from 8/30-9/25 (.385/.433/.552, 37-for-96, 8 bb), longest by a red sox ss since nomar garciaparra reached in 26 consecutive games from 4/27-5/26/03…including a career-high 12-game no-hitter streak from 9/9-23 (.396, 21-of-53).
played a team-high 144 games in his first full season in the big leagues at age 21…saw time between ss (99 games, 98 starts) and 3b (44 games, all starts).. .ranked 2nd on team with 41 extra-base hits (david ortiz, 62), tied for 3rd among all rookies… also ranked among all rookies leading in hits (3rd, 129), total bases (3rd, 195), 2b (3rd, 28), bb (t-3rd 39), multi-hit games (4th, 35), runs (4th, 60), hr (5th, 12) and rbi ( 5th, 46)…hit the best . 308 (37-for-120) leading off an inning, 11th in the al (min. 75 pa)… averaged 4.1 pitches watched per pa, 11th-best among al qualifiers, highest by an ml rookie since jason heyward from atl in 2010 (4.1)…served as ss every boston day until 6/1…switched to 3b on 6/2 when retired to stephen draw…returned to ss after trade 7/31 draw to the Yankees…hit .266/.333/.391 as a ss compared to .182/.217/.300 as a 3b…was hitting .299 (66-for-221) with 17 2b, 3b, 5 hrs, 17 rbi, and 25 bb in 59 games through 6/7… in his next 60 g months from 8/6 to 8/30, he hit just .143 (31-for-217) with 5 2b , 3 hrs and 13 rbi… finished the season with a .320 average (32 of 100) in his last 25 games since 8/31 in… 3/31 in bal, became the longest opening day Boston’s youngest in a century (everett scott, 21, in 1914)… ranked second on team with 41 times on base through the end of april, 2nd most in history off the team by a rookie before May (nomar garciaparra, 45 in 1997)…had a career-high 16-game on-base streak of 4/16-5/4 (.298 average, 17 of 57, 5 2b, hr, 5 rbi, 10 bb, .429 obp)… he started that streak with a career-best 10-game hitting streak (.324 avg, 12-for-37, 4 r , 4 2b, hr, 5 rbi)… worked a 14-pitch pass in the 5th inning on 5/15 min (flyout to cf). reached the first hour of his career at fenway park on 5/17 against det…he was the youngest red sox to delve into fenway park since jim rice in 1974 at age 21…according to elias, he became the sox Youngest Reds in history to string 3 consecutive 3-plus games from 5/28-30… his 89 on base times through the end of May were the most ever by a Red Sox rookie and the most amount by a rookie since ichiro suzuki de sea reached 97 times before june 2001… homered in consecutive games for the first time in his career 6/2-6/3 at cle… did it again 9/9 -9/10 vs. bal … drove in both red sox runs in a 2-1 win on 6/8 at stl … sac fly top of 9th inning was first career-winning rbi of his … eliminated of the game on 8/22 vs. be after being hit in the head by a pitch from felix hernandez… placed on the 7 day concussion dl on 8/25 (back to 8/23) and activated on 8/30… from the 8 /31 until the end of the regular season, ranked among all leaders in average (10, .310) and slg (10, .500)… 2nd on the team with 4 h, 1 0 xbh and 16 rbi.
played in 18 regular season and 12 postseason games for the red sox in his ML debut. selected to the bos active roster on 8/19 and made 12 regular season starts between ss (8g/6gs) and 3b (9g/6gs)…hit safely in 7 games and the sox had he is 7-0 in those contests. in the regular season with bos, he was 7-for-15 (.467) against lhp and 4-for-29 (.138) against rhp. debuted in ml with a start in ss on 8/20 in sf (0-for-3)… at 20 years and 323 days, he was the youngest bos position player to appear in a game since dwight evans in 1972 (debuted at age 20, 318 days on Sept. 16 of that year)…was the youngest Ss on the Sox since Luis Alvarado in 1969 (age 20) and the youngest player on the club to appear in a game overall since rhp jeff suppan in 1995 (age 20). He was the third youngest player to appear in an ML game in 2013 behind WSH’s Bryce Harper and Tex’s Jurickson Profar. he singled off brandon league in the ninth inning on 8/24 at lad for the first hit ml. He recorded his first career extra-base hits ML 9/7 in NYY, including Jim Miller’s first home run in the fifth inning. He split the minor league season between double-A Portland and triple-A Pawtucket, combining to hit .297 (132-for-444) with 23 doubles, 6 triples, 15 home runs, 67 RBIs, and 63 walks in 116 games. named usa today sports minor league player of the year and signed by the ss to the united states minor league baseball first all-star team… received the greg montalbano award for leagues player of the year red sox minors by boston baseball writers… also called united states red sox minor league baseball player of the year. Rated by Baseball America as the No. No. 1 prospect in both the International and Eastern Leagues…named the best hitting prospect in the Eastern League in the Baseball America Best Tools poll. at double-A Portland and triple-A Pawtucket, combined to hit .297 (132-for-444) with 23 doubles, 6 triples, 15 home runs, 67 RBIs, 63 walks and 7 stolen bases. started the season with 56 games for portland, batting .311 (68-for-259) with 12 doubles, 6 triples, 6 hrs and 35 RBIs… batted in 14 of last 15 games at double-a since 5/27 -6/12 (.440 average, 22 of 50, 4 2b, 3b, 4 hrs, 14 competitive runs). played 60 games with the pawsox after a promotion on 6/13 and batted .284 (32 for 225) with 11 doubles, 9 homers and 32 RBIs…with pawtucket, made 49 ss appearances and 10 3b. at 20, he was the youngest player in the international league for the entire season. made his pawsox debut in a 6/14 doubleheader against buffalo…scored a walk-off run in the 7th inning of game 1, and hit a 2-run homer in game 2. for the second year in a row, he participated in the xm all- star futures game…started at ss for team world in exhibition 7/14 at citi field in new york…went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. invited to the first major league spring training and was the youngest Red Sox in major league camp (age 20). appeared in 7 classic world baseball games during holland’s run to the world championship round…went 5-for-19 (.263) with 2 doubles, one rbi. after the season, ranked as no. 1 prospect and the best power hitter in the system for the second straight season, according to Baseball America.
Honored as Red Sox Minor League Offensive Player of the Year and Baseball America Red Sox Minor League Player of the Year after splitting the season between High-A Salem and Double-A Portland… also named to Baseball America’s Minor League All-Second All-Star Team…combined to hit .307 (146-for-476) with 37 doubles, 3 triples, 20 home runs, 81 RBIs, and 44 walks in 127 games…qualified among red sox minor league leaders in home runs (t-2nd), rbi (3rd), and avg (t-4th)…was the youngest position player in the eastern league all year (2nd youngest overall)…started the year with 104 games for salem and was named a carolina league regular and postseason star…placed among carolina league qualifiers in average (4th, .302 ), obp (4th, .378) and slg (2nd, .505)… tied for the carolina league leader with 8 home runs in a 25-game stretch from 6/3 to 6/28. … in that time, he led the circuit in slg (.679) and ops (1,144) … in 30 June games, he batted. 337 (34-for-101) with 24 RBI…promoted to portland on Aug 9 and homered that night in his double-a debut at akron…hit safely in his first 6 games at that level, including Multiple hits in his first 4 games with the Sea Dogs. played for the world team in the all-star futures game on 7/8 in kc…started as DH and went 1 for 4…named cl hitter of the week 7/30-8/5, his last full week on tour… in that span, he went 13 for 24 (.541) with 6 doubles, 4 RBIs and 4 walks… hit safely in 19 of 23 games with portland at . 326 (30 of 92), including 10 multi-hit contests…after the season, ranked by baseball america as the number one bos. 1 prospect, as well as the best power hitter and the best athlete in the system … also selected as no. 1-position player prospect (#2 overall) in the Carolina League.
jumped to single-a greenville for his first season in the states…reported to the drive on 6/9 and spent the rest of the season as the club’s youngest player…ranked 3rd in the team with 16 home runs, tied for third in the south atlantic league during his time with the club… hit 2 home runs in rome on 10/7, the first multi-home run game of his career… was named the salt hitter of the week by 7/ 25-31 after hitting 8 of 23 (.348) and tied for the league lead with 3 home runs and 7 RBI… he closed the season batting .352 (25 of 71) in his last 19 games, including 9 multi-hit efforts…after the season, ranked as no. 2 leaflet and the no. 10 prospect in the salt by baseball america…..also ranked no. 58th prospect in all of baseball.
named player of the year for the red sox latino program and star of the dominican summer league in his first professional season… led the dsl red sox in average (.314), hits (75), h (3), rbi (42), total bases (101), slg (.423), and ops (.819)…ranked 8th in average among dsl hitters with at least 200 ab…led the tour with 295 chances and 110 outs at shortstop…he and twin brother jair each hit a grand slam on 8/20 in a 16-0 win at the dsl indians…tied for second losing streak longest hits of the year in the dsl with a 13- game streak to close out the season, in which he batted .358 (19-for-53) with 2 home runs.