The Boston Red Sox are preparing themselves for Spring Training, which means defending their World Series crown. Now they lost a key piece in their outfield in Jacoby Ellsbury, so they’ll more than likely have Shane Victorino taking over center field.
Red Sox skipper John Farrell needs to decide who will be batting lead off for the team this year, or at least the beginning of the season. According to the Boston Globe, Farrell’s top choices to lead off for the Sox in 2014 are the 33 year old Victorino and Daniel Nava.
Victorino finished the year with a batting line of .294/.351/.451 through 477 at-bats while Nava posted a batting line of .303/.385/.445 in 458 at-bats. Either way these two will more than likely alternate throughout the year and provide the team with some solid stats in 2014.
It’s a good thing that baseball has Spring Training, that way Farrell will be able to try them out at the top of the order to see who performs the best between the two.
Right now my money is on Daniel Nava.