Before his MLB debut on Tuesday night, I wrote an article discussing whether or not Rafael Devers would have an immediate impact on the Red Sox’ offense.
The next day, that question was answered. In the 3rd inning at Safeco Field on Wednesday, the 20 year-old Devers gave Boston a 2-0 lead when he launched an Andrew Moore offering 427 feet to center field:
A Sandy Leon homer the next inning as well as another Chris Sale shutout led the Sox to a 4-0 win.
The verdict is in. Rafael Devers deserves to be on this team and should be kept in the lineup at all costs. Questions about him being underdeveloped are no longer valid. Yes, I’m basing this off of one at-bat. But that was a grown man swing.
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