Originally written July 03, 2013 on CLNS Radio:
Were you one of the Boston Red Sox fans that detested the signing of Shane Victorino? Were you one of those people who thought the Red Sox overpaid for him, or he was past his prime and could no longer provide a good bat and excellent defense in the outfield? If you were, then you were absolutely wrong. The Red Sox are 85 games into the 2013 season and Victorino is having one of his better seasons in the major leagues. The outfielder is hitting .286, with a .335 on-base percentage and an OPS of .721. Victornio, along with centerfield Jacoby Ellsbury have provided the Red Sox with a great one-two lineup at the top of the order. Victorino's offense is hardly his best access. Victorino has one of the best gloves the major leagues. He has a .991 fielding percentage and he is the American League leader among right fielders in the Defensive Wins Above Replacement Player category, with a 1.2 rating. His incredible range in right field has won games for the Red Sox and made it easier fo...
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