Wednesday, July 16, 2014

POLL: Brock Holt Sweeps First-Half MVP Honors

Brock Holt decisively pulled away from the pack in the voting for first-half Red Sox MVP—ultimately garnering nearly four of every five reader votes in the latest FenwayNation Poll. As the chart shows, Holt ended up with 78%, followed by David Ortiz at 13%, Jon Lester at 7% and Koji Uehara and John Lackey with 1% each. No votes were received by Mike Napoli, Dustin Pedroia, or Andrew Miller. Holt finished the first half of the season batting .327. He came to Boston—along with Joel Hanrahan—in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates that sent Ivan De Jesus, Mark Melancon, Stolmy Pimentel and Jerry Sands to the land of the Primanti Sandwich.