Rafael Devers is young, with the baby face and happy-go-lucky attitude to go along with it. But the body of work Devers has showed this early into his career suggests a long, successful tenure in Major League Baseball.
The Red Sox on Tuesday posted a video with some stats that show just how impressive their third basemen has been.
Last season, Devers became the 12th player in MLB history to record a batting average over .300, more than 30 home runs, 100 RBIs and 100 runs all before his 23rd birthday.
He set single-season records at the position for his club while belting 32 home runs, 54 doubles, 90 extra-base hits and totaling 359 total bases in 2019. His extra base hits position him third in Red Sox history, and just one behind David Ortiz.
With more than 200 hits, Devers is the youngest Red Sox player in history to record that many in a season, surely earning that contract renewal back in March.
Raffy's just getting started.
— Red Sox (@RedSox) May 19, 2020
It’s a shame this season will likely be cut short due to the coronavirus, because we can’t wait to see how Devers continues to improve.
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