Red Sox

McAdam: Grading out the 2019 Red Sox roster

It's a dirty job, but someone's got to do it. And apparently, I'm that someone.

Warning: it won't be pretty.


Christian Vazquez: A breakout offensive year -- career highs in virtually every offensive category -- and a terrific job in shutting down the running game was somewhat tempered by some sloppiness behind the plate. And let's face it: some of the pitching failures have to fall on him. Grade: B

Sandy Leon: A slight -- and I mean slight - improvement at the plate over last year's nightmare. But, really, a .548 OPS is embarrassing. Funny thing is, Leon was a better receiver/pitch blocker than Vazquez. Grade D-

Incomplete: Blake Swihart; Juan Centeno