Probably every Red Sox fan remembers Daniel Nava’s stunning entrance onto the team in 2010. I mean, it’s not everyday that someone hits a grand slam off of the first pitch in their first at bat in the majors.
But after that, his performance was a bit lackluster. Offensively, he was fairly average, and let’s just say defensively he was not the first choice to put on the field. It was enough to send him to Triple A the next year. That seemed to have done him some good last season, but this season, he’s stepped up his game entirely.
For starters, he seems to have his defensive game under control. As the Boston Herald said, the Sox signed Shane Victorino because they were looking for “a right fielder who possessed both the range and arm of a classic center fielder,” someone who could handle Fenway Park’s enormous right field. With Victorino out, Nava has taken the opportunity to make some amazing plays. He made two great catches in Sunday’s 6-1 win over the Houston Astros.
So how’s h...