By: Alex Reimold
As the Sox arrive at the last 62 games of the season, the decision has been made to finally call up top 3B prospect Rafael Devers. With Devin Marrero continuing to struggle (batting .216), it's about time the Sox made a decision on whether to call up Devers or trade for a bigger name. While this call up might not be permanent, it's exciting to see how he will perform in the big leagues.
In his short 10 game stretch of triple A, Devers is batting .368 with 2 HR. The idea of calling him up now is to provide some major league experience, and perhaps provide a spark plug in a semi stagnant Red Sox offense. While the offense has not been horrible, certainly the sub par 3B performance of Devin Marrero has been less than satisfactory.
With 62 games left, calling Devers up is the right call by management. 62 games is enough to get him some solid major league experience yet still enough games in which he could provide and offensive spark and help the Sox advance. Also, the pressure isn't as heavy now as it would be closer to playoffs, which could prove helpful for a young player.
That being said, it will be very interesting and exciting to see how Devers can perform at the Major League level.