The Brockstar will represent the Red Sox in the ASG.
Jorge Camargo Contributing Writer
The AL All-Star reserves have been announced and Brock Holt is the only Red Sox player in the list. After being traded to Boston in 2013, the super utility guy has been a sensation since last season, where he managed to be one of the few spotlights of an awful year. Many beat writers and analysts assured last offseason that 2014 was only a fluke for Brock Holt and that we couldn't expect the same numbers this year. Some of them even considered him as a trade bait for Cole Hamels or another SP. Now here he is, with another monster season where he has started games at every position but catcher and pitcher, hit for the cycle and earning his first nod for the All-Star Game. Let's take a look at Brock Holt's accomplishments in this season:
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Games per position:
Right field: 16
Center field: 2
Left field: 6
First base: 3
Second base: 14
Third base: 12
Became the first Red Sox player to hit for the cycle in almost twenty years.
Second place in the Red Sox in stolen bases (5), doubles (15), and triples (4).
Third in walks (30).
We know that Brock Holt is not the best player of the Red Sox and that you can make a case for Xander Bogaerts being the All-Star game starting SS, but for a last-place team there's no surprise that only one player will represent them. However, Bogaerts is nominated for the Final Vote. You can vote for him right here or tweet with the hashtag #XforASG. From this moment on, every single tweet in your timeline has to include that.
P.S. John Lackey and Jon Lester are facing each other at Monday Night Baseball in ESPN. Since the Red Sox are having an off-day, it should be fun to watch those 2013 heroes go against each other.
Do you think Brock Holt will actually play at the All-Star game? Will Xander Bogaerts win the Final Vote? If the Red Sox were having a winning season, which other players would be representing them? Leave your comments below and don't forget to follow us on Twitter at @RedSoxLife and once you're there follow me at @iamjorgecamargo.