6 Red Sox Players To Keep An Eye On During Spring Training

February 12, 2015 5:54 PM
6 Red Sox Players To Keep An Eye On During Spring Training
" BOSTON (CBS) – Truck Day is here, which is the unofficial signal to Red Sox Nation that spring is almost here (not that rodent groundhog in Punxsutawney, PA).

Pitchers and catchers report soon, and with the 2014 season falling apart faster than the MBTA dealing with snow, Sox fans are eager and hopeful to bounce back in the 2015 season. Here are several key players people should keep an eye on during spring training:

1. Mookie Betts

Mookie Betts of the Boston Red Sox. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

After winning the World Series in 2013, the 2014 season ended up being a total disaster — from first to worst. If there was a bright spot to point to, outfielder Mookie Betts would be on the short list. As a 21-year-old, Betts hit .291 with five home runs and seven steals in 52 games played. Considering recent Sox prospects have failed to live up to expectations (Will Middlebrooks and Jackie Bradley Jr. come to mind), it’ll be interesting to see if Betts is able to continue his impressive start, or flame out like the others. If it’s the former, he could be a big piece going forward.

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