Red Sox rookie BROCK HOLT! has played every position but pitcher and catcher
Brock Holt has played almost every position
In case you haven't heard, the Red Sox rookie is making a serious play for the American League Rookie of the Year Award. Sure, White Sox first-year Jose Abreu has 29 homers at the break, but Holt sports his own flashy .327/.371/.463 slash line.
Oh, and he's done that while playing every position except pitcher and catcher.
And he's done it well ...
During Sunday's game against the Astros, fellow rookie Mookie Betts came on to replace first baseman Mike Napoli. Betts set up in right field while Mike Carp came in for Dustin Pedroia and replaced Napoli at first. That meant that Holt shifted to second (one of his natural positions), allowing him to check a seventh position off his 2014 bucket list
The dude's basically Bugs Bunny.
For what it's worth, the last person to play all nine positions in a single season was Jake Elmore of the Astros just last year, after he pitched and caught during a 16-5 loss to the Rangers on August 19.
Judging by how well Holt's done elsewhere on the diamond, we're guessing he would have no problem tackling those two positions either.