The second half of Boston’s next great youth movement, is also the second half of the “B” team. Besides Bogaerts and Bradley, there is Brentz and Barnes.
Bryce Brentz has a resume that makes me believe he has the chance to be a power hitter for Boston. When he played at Middle Tennessee State as a sophomore in 2009, he led the nation in home runs (28), batting average (.438), and slugging (.930).
In 2010, I made a list of five players for the Red Sox to draft and at the top of my list was Bryce Brentz. Two others, Anthony Ranaudo and Brandon Workman, were also drafted by the Sox. Boston was lucky that Brentz was still on the board at number 36, and thanks to the extra pick gained from letting Jason Bay leave town, the Red Sox were able to draft Bryce Brentz.
In 2011, his first full season with the Red Sox organization, he was named their Minor League Offensive Player of the Year, after a 30 home run, 94 RBI, and .306 average season for Salem. He had a 25 game hitti...