Another contribution of mine to this year’s BP Boston Roster Recap Series went up at the site this morning. I reviewed Red Sox’s top prospect Sam Travis’ season. The moves the Red Sox have made at the first base position over the last few offseasons could lead one to think they were holding the spot for Travis, with eyes on him starting there last year or this coming year. Unfortunately, he tore his ACL early in the 2016 season, which disrupted his path to the big leagues, and since returning has not been quite the same player. Couple that with all the smoke that is building around the idea of the Red Sox signing one or both of J.D. Martinez and Eric Hosmer – an idea I really do not like – and it seems like Travis now projects more as a right-handed bench option than as an everyday player for the Red Sox.
Read more about the outlook for Travis’ role with the Red Sox: Roster Recap: Sam Travis’ Future Remains Unclear.
My previous Roster Recap articles for this year’s series can be found at the following links: