Boston Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava was underrated during the 2013 season. His .303 regular season average was only bested by David Ortiz, yet his name often went unmentioned.
But his struggles at the beginning of 2014 — which led to an eventual demotion to Triple-A Pawtucket — showed why he may have flown under the radar in most people’s minds.
Still, since being recalled, Nava has done everything to show that he belongs in the big leagues. He’s hitting .367 in his last 30 at-bats before Saturday’s contest against the Cleveland Indians, which has helped raise his average on the season from the low .100s to a steadily climbing .204.
Check out what WEEI’s Rob Bradford had to say about Nava in the video above.