27. Boston Red Sox — Big Bat Bounce-Back
Bold Prediction: 3B Rafael Devers and DH JD Martinez both finish top-10 in OPS
It was a shortened-season to forget for Boston’s two biggest sluggers. Devers and Martinez’ combined OPS dropped a staggering .382 points from 2019 to 2020. Martinez’ .680-mark was especially shocking for a guy who has averaged a .954 OPS since 2014. Devers’ down 2020 is less surprising as the 24-year-old has been prone to cold streaks at the plate in small sample sizes. In 2019, Devers didn’t record his first home run until the 33rd game of the season — then proceeded to smash 29 dingers over the ensuing 100 games. Both players have the track record and ability to once again be at the top of all hitting leaderboards.
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