The Red Sox were arguably the best fielding team in baseball through April, but the Boston gloves have stiffened since. The Sox entered Wednesday night ranked ninth in the American League in fielding percentage (.985), errors (25) and double plays turned (39), raising the question of what manager John Farrell can do to reverse this trend.
Jose Iglesias‘ name has come up as someone who is known for his defensive prowess, especially now that he is being worked in at positions other than shortstop down in Pawtucket. The Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham thinks Iglesias’ tools could certainly help the Red Sox in the field, but he feels that the 23-year-old still needs to improve his offensive game to merit a promotion.
To hear more from Abraham, check out the video above or visit NESN’s YouTube channel.