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Mookie Betts could be a legend pretty soon. Maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration, but then again, maybe not. Betts showed us flashes of what he could do last year, and I liked what I saw. He hit 5 home runs in the majors and a .291 batting average, as well as 7 stolen bases, according to Bleacher Report. He hit 16 total home runs and a BA of .328 in all of 2014, minors included, so this kid is capable of doing big things.

The only question is what kind of chance will he get in 2015. He was originally a 2nd baseman, but moved to the outfield to get up faster, but now there's a bad case of overcrowding in the outfield. Hanley Ramirez will likely be the Opening Day left fielder, while Rusney Castillo likely has center locked up. That just leaves right field, and while John Farrell has expressed his faith in Shane Victorino, it's not that simple, especially if Betts does well in Spring Training. There's a lot of baseball to be played between now and Opening Day, and I don't think Farrell should be so quick to endorse Vic gfor a full-time gig just yet.

I love Vic, but I don't think anything is set in stone yet. If Betts can hold down a consistent spot in the lineup, he could be an impact player for the Sox both offensively and defensively.

Conor Frederick 3/02/2015 07:46:00 PM Edit
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