Xander Bogaerts Deserves AL MVP Consideration, Dennis Eckersley Says

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Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts

Photo via Jun 7, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (2) hits a two run single against the San Francisco Giants in the tenth inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

Is Xander Bogaerts the most valuable player in the American League?

The Boston Red Sox shortstop was leading Major League Baseball with a .351 average and 104 hits going into Thursday’s game against the Chicago White Sox, and Bogaerts also had an MLB-best 32 multi-hit games. Plus, his quality defense makes him an even more special player, which is why NESN announcer Dennis Eckersley thinks Bogaerts should be this season’s AL MVP.

Eck talked about Bogaerts with fellow announcer Dave O’Brien on “Red Sox Gameday Live” on NESN. Check out the video above to hear what he had to say.

Thumbnail photo via John Hefti/USA TODAY Sports Images

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