Monday, October 5, 2015

Xander Bogaerts Is FenwayNation's 2015 Player O' Year

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The Editors Of FenwayNation (and a majority of our readers) have named Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts as the 2015 FenwayNation Player Of The Year. Bogaerts established himself as a legitimate star in 2015—vying for the American League batting title (he finished second) and flirting with the 200-hit plateau (he finished with 196). Moreover, he solidified his status as the franchise shortstop with a solid, smooth performance in the field. Bogaerts was a workhorse—playing in 156 of the team's 162 games. His 81 RBIs were second only to David Ortiz's 108. Bogie hit a team-leading .320 on the year, with a .355 on-base percentage (just five percentage points behind team-leader Big Papi). Xander also scored 84 runs, had 35 doubles and 10 stolen bases. All in all, he was the most complete player on the 2015 Boston Red Sox. As such, we award him the 2015 FenwayNation Player Of The Year award. Congratulations, Xander!