2022 Fantasy Outlook
Verdugo continues to make the most of the opportunity provided to him since he was traded from the Dodgers to the Red Sox. Where he struggled to stay in the lineup in Los Angeles due to depth and matchups, he has excelled in Boston as an everyday player while the club has lived with his faults. He has mashed righties since joining Boston at a .316/.384/.505 clip, but the issues against lefties have become more pronounced with increased exposure as he has hit .254/.300/.322 against them over the past two seasons. His defense has its moments, but he has otherwise been a below-average outfielder, though the bat has been enough to keep him in games despite those challenges. His high-contact abilities should allow him to continue to hit for a high average and the Boston lineup provides him both run-scoring and RBI opportunities aplenty. Whether or not he hits over .300 will hinge upon how he handles lefties in 2022. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $3.55 million contract with the Red Sox in March of 2022.
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