Bogie Faces Bright Future On His Twenty-Third Birthday
He has a real good shot at being named the Red Sox Player Of The Year. His 194 hits are a record for a 22-year old Boston player—and he's got four games left in the season. His .323 batting average puts him behind only Miguel Cabrera in the American League rankings. He is also 10th in the AL in Offensive WAR (2 spots behind his equally impressive teammate Mookie Betts). So, as he celebrates his 23rd birthday today, the baseball future of Xander Bogaerts is extremely bright. The bottom line is that this team's core of under-25 stars is as impressive as there is in all of baseball. It bodes very well for 2016—and beyond.