Last week, we asked you to identify the Red Sox rookie who you thought was primed for the biggest second-half. Xander Bogaerts narrowly edged out the Sox top rookie performer this season, Brock Holt, 29% to 28%, while my own pick, Jackie Bradley Jr., came in third. Christian Vazquez, who has gotten off to a nice start to his rookie season (slashing .273/.306/.364), garnered 16% of the vote himself.

Which position player prospect will have the biggest second half for the Red Sox?

  • Xander Bogaerts (29%)
  • Brock Holt (28%)
  • Jackie Bradley Jr. (20%)
  • Christian Vazquez (16%)
  • Other (3%)
  • Mookie Betts (2%)
  • Garin Cecchini (2%)
  • Thursday’s trade deadline is steadily approaching, and the Red Sox are expected to be major players before that time happens. With that in mind, I’m interested in hearing your thoughts on the toughest decision the Red Sox will make in the next two days, in the form of a simple yes or no question:

    Should the Red Sox trade Jon Lester?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Get your votes in now and we’ll have the results (as well as the power of hindsight) next week!