MLB The Show 20 Year Sim: Boston Red Sox

MLB The Show 20 Year Sim: Boston Red Sox

In the second yearly simulation in MLB The Show 20, we use the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox are coming off an 84-78 record and finished third in the AL East. The team also moved a lot of players, most notably star right fielder Mookie Betts. Also moved was veteran David Price, Rick Porcello, and Brock Holt.

The Red Sox still have some great pieces like Chris Sale, J.D. Martinez and Xander Bogaerts. In real life, Chris Sale had Tommy John surgery back in March, but in the simulation we’re going to pretend that the injury never happened. So without further ado, here is the MLB The Show 20 simulation of the Boston Red Sox.

Key Transactions

  • Traded 2B Jose Peraza to the Royals for SS Nicky Lopez
  • Traded SP Daniel McGrath to the Nationals for CF Adam Eaton
  • Traded RP Matt Barnes to the Twins for C Willians Astudillo
  • Traded CP Trevor Hildenberger to the Padres for RP Matt Strahm
  • Traded SP Jay Groome, RP Thad Ward, and CP Gerson Bautista to the Pirates for 3B Colin Moran
  • Traded SS Jonathan Arauez to the Rays for RP Oliver Drake
  • Traded SS Nicky Lopez to the Marlins for SP Caleb Smith

AL East Standings

w-Blue Jays9270.56844-3245-3647-34
Red Sox8775.53741-3546-3541-40
z = Clinched Division & Best Record in League
w = Clinched Wild Card

Player Stats

POSPlayer NameGamesABHRRBIStealsAVG
SSXander Bogaerts1596164012722.326
3BRafael Devers157654289011.306
LFJ.D. Martinez157609431239.310
CChristian Vazquez1374919515.255
RFAlex Verdugo13148817618.250
3BMichael Chavis12645120749.253
1BMitch Moreland11742821730.224
2BDustin Pedroia1084298373.301
CFJackie Bradley Jr.913107355.284
CFKevin Pillar893229288.248
CF(IL) Adam Eaton7728942413.260
3BColin Moran762656243.219
LFAndrew Benintendi632567337.250
CWillians Astudillo491554143.271
3BBobby Dalbec1349241.204
CKevin Plawecki1139040.410
RFCesar Puello919260.263

Pitcher Stats

POSPlayer NameW-LSavesInningsKERAWHIP
SPEduardo Rodriguez13-80189.22073.511.31
SPRyan Weber13-70171.21073.771.10
SPBrian Johnson11-110166.21294.911.54
SPCaleb Smith10-110148.01385.471.61
RPMarcus Walden9-41115.21124.511.61
SP(IL) Chris Sale9-150195.12124.011.20
RPRyan Brasier5-1179.2683.951.39
RPJosh Taylor4-4845.0595.601.76
RPOliver Drake4-22756.2613.341.45
RPMatt Strahm4-5193.0723.971.37
RPHeath Hembree4-10104.11143.621.40
SPNathan Eovaldi3-8088.1955.811.47
CPBrandon Workman2-23556.1814.951.51

Red Sox Award Winners

  • Christian Vazquez – Gold Glove C
  • Michael Chavis – Gold Glove 3B
  • Xander Bogaerts – Silver Slugger SS
  • J.D. Martinez – Silver Slugger Outfield

Red Sox League Leaders

  • Xander Bogaerts – Hits (201)
  • Ryan Weber – Walks Allowed (31)

Red Sox All-Stars

  • CP Brandon Workman
  • SS Xander Bogaerts
  • LF J.D. Martinez

2020 MLB Playoffs

MLB The Show 20

End of Season Wrap-Up

The team made a few key trades in the season acquiring Adam Eaton, Caleb Smith, and Matt Strahm, but it wasn’t enough. Xander Bogaerts, J.D. Martinez and Rafael Devers both had incredible seasons batting over .300, and Bogaerts and Martinez hitting 40 and 43 home runs respectively. Dustin Pedroia only appeared in 108 games, but hit .301 with only 37 RBIs.

The rotation and the bullpen didn’t perform well at all. Only one pitcher had an ERA under 3.50, and that was Oliver Drake who only pitched 56.2 innings. Chris Sale ended the season on the injured list, but was 9-15 before being placed on the IL. Eduardo Rodriguez and Ryan Weber both had 13 wins, but as stated earlier neither had an ERA under 3.50.

So there is the simulation for the 2020 Boston Red Sox! Be sure to check back to GCSN for the rest of the MLB The Show 20 simulations and let us know which teams you would like to see next!

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