Xander Bogaerts became a household name in Red Sox Nation for his impressive performance in the team’s run to its World Series title last October.

As the defending champs prepare for their title defense, Bogaerts is expected to emerge as a quality everyday player at shortstop and a leading candidate for the AL Rookie of the Year award.

Bogaerts appears to be the team’s long-term answer at shortstop, a position Boston hasn’t been able to find a franchise player for in quite some time.

Check out the video above to watch NESN’s Jerry Remy discuss Bogaerts’ upcoming 2014 campaign.