Red Sox

Position-by-position look at Red Sox roster: Third base – Well-anchored with surging Devers

This is Part 5 in a series in which we'll examine the Red Sox roster by position. Each day, we'll focus on one spot around the diamond, examine the incumbent player(s), look at prospects in the system and comment on the state of the position within the organization in general.

TODAY: Third base
INCUMBENT: Rafael Devers
CONTRACT: Not yet arbitration eligible
THE SKINNY: Devers had a breakout season in 2019, becoming one of the game's top young stars and garnering some AL MVP votes. He led the league in doubles (54) and total bases (359) and finished with a .911 OPS. He exhibited more patience at the plate (.361 OBP) and demonstrated an ability to hit the ball hard to all fields. After a poor start defensively — he had amassed nine errors by May 2 — he became more