Because of their season-long struggles at winning baseball games, we’ve seen a bit of a youth movement hit Fenway Park. The Red Sox have three rookies on their current roster who started 60 or more games in the first half of the season in Xander Bogaerts (82 starts), Jackie Bradley Jr. (82) and Brock Holt (61), with Mookie Betts and Christian Vazquez recently joining the mix.
Add in appearances by Brandon Workman and Rubby De La Rosa, a pair of young arms splitting time between Boston and Pawtucket, and you’ve got a pretty young crowd at Fenway Park on a nightly basis.
And that youth movement could expand even before the rosters do in September, if Boston begins to focus on the future rather than 2014.
Should (or when) that happens, here are five names to keep an eye on — either down on the farm or getting their start in the majors:
1. Christian Vazquez
Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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