When utility man Brock Holt went down with a concussion earlier this month, the Boston Red Sox put 21-year-old outfielder Mookie Betts in his spot atop the batting order.
It turned out to be the perfect fit.
Betts has a .299/.373/.433 slash line with four doubles, four RBIs and a home run through 17 games in the leadoff spot, and Red Sox manager John Farrell likes what he sees.
“When you consider he’s on base — I think it might be a couple of games in which he’s not reached base, but many games it’s been a couple of times a game,” Farrell said. “He gives you some power threat in the leadoff spot for a young guy. There’s base-stealing capability, but the on-base (percentage) is .370, .380 at this point. He profiles to the position, to the spot in the order.”
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