Xander Bogaerts has the chance to be the Boston Red Sox M.V.P. once the season resumes. Xander is a two-time All-Star, two-time World Series Champion and three-time Silver Slugger Award Winner. Bogaerts first season in the majors was 2013. Only being 20 years old at the time, he won his first title. Now 27 years old, Xander has accomplished quite of few accolades, and is one of top shortstops in the Majors. The Red Sox have him signed through the 2025 season.
Bogaerts had a great 2019 season. He batted .309/.384/.555/.939 while hitting 33 HR’s, driving in 117 RBI’s and scoring 110 runs. Xander finished 5th in the 2019 M.V.P voting, which was won by Angels outfielder Mike Trout. His numbers are great for a young shortstop that plays the game well, and can only go up from here in the near future. Boston has a premier shortstop for the next few seasons.
I understand MLB is only playing 60 regular seasons games and you will not be seeing stats that you would see in a full season. Xander has the potential this upcoming season to hit at least 15-20 HR’s and still drive in around 45-50 RBI’s, and be in contention for the M.V.P. award. By time the season ends he will make a strong case to be the best Red Sox player offensively and defensively. Xander has the talent and knowledge and knows the game inside and out. I am ready to see what Xander does this year.