Abraham On Toucher & Rich: Xander Bogaerts On Verge Of Breakout Season?

March 9, 2015 2:14 PM
Abraham On Toucher & Rich: Xander Bogaerts On Verge Of Breakout Season?
" With spring training officially in full swing down in Florida, The Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham joined Toucher and Rich to talk Red Sox.

One player who’s been tearing it up thus far has been shortstop Xander Bogaerts. The 22-year-old has played in just three games, but he’s hit three home runs and driven in six runs already, posting a 1.625 OPS.

Coming off a .240/.297/.362 year in his first full season in the bigs, is Bogaerts now on the verge of really breaking out?

“Yeah, it might be a year later than we expected, but he certainly does look better,” Abraham said. “He spent the whole winter in Arizona for the most part, doing specific things that the Red Sox wanted him to do — getting stronger, getting first-step quickness — and it shows up on the field.”

Abraham noted that patience has been a big part of Bogaerts’ at-bats thus far, as he has the same number of walks (2) in his three games as he had in all of September 2014 "

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