Monday, May 10, 2021

Newsletter Excerpt, May 10, 2021 -- "The Stable Red Sox"

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"If you make me pick a single reason for the success, it’s stability. The Sox have used just 13 position players all season, the fewest in baseball. One of those, Michael Chavis, has just six plate appearances. Recent injuries to Enrique Hernandez and Christian Arroyo will push that number up. (Jonathan Arauz is on the roster now.) For the 12 hitters on the Opening Day roster to have accounted for all but ten plate appearances this deep into the season is remarkable."