With the 2016 season now three full months in, we figured it was a good time to look at which performers have been the most valuable to the Red Sox so far. It's been an up-and-down campaign for most players, but there are a few that have been strong since April.
Here are the top 10 most valuable players for the Red Sox to this point in the year.
1. Xander Bogaerts
No question Bogaerts has been the most valuable player on the team to this point. His defense at shortstop is miles from what it was a few years ago and he's batting .343, second in the AL.
2. David Ortiz
Even at 40-years-old, Ortiz is still performing -- and performing at a higher level than nearly everyone expected heading into the season. The DH is batting .335 with 18 home runs and 62 RBIs.
3. Steven Wright
When spring training began Wright wasn't even a sure bet to make the team, but three months into the season he's been the team's best pitcher and has a 2.18 ERA, which is the best in the American League.
4. Dustin Pedroia
Perhaps the most underrated player on the team this season, Pedroia is quietly putting together a very strong season. The second baseman is batting .305 with seven home runs and 30 RBIs.
5. Mookie Betts
Betts has been solid at the top of the Red Sox' order and has played a good right field as well. Betts is hitting .289 with 16 home runs and 54 RBIs. He's also projected to be an AL All-Star.
6. Craig Kimbrel
After a rocky start, Kimbrel has certainly settled down and been what the Red Sox were looking for in the back end of their bullpen. The closer has a 1-3 record 16 saves and a 2.61 ERA, but opponents are batting just .157 against him.
7. Jackie Bradley Jr.
It's been an up-and-down year for Bradley Jr., with the highest point being his 29-game hit streak. That flurry of offense saw him go from batting ninth to now being right in the middle of the Red Sox' lineup.
8. David Price
Although Price hasn't been the ace the Red Sox hoped for when they signed him for big money in the offseason, he has shown signs of getting back to an elite level. His dominance was on display in four games this season in which he registered double-digit strikeouts.
9. Rick Porcello
After a horrid 2015 season, Porcello has turned it around this season and has been a solid No. 3 starter. Moving forward, he may be asked to elevate his game and make up for some of the deficiencies in the rotation.
10. Travis Shaw
While Shaw has struggled a bit of late, he did get off to a great start and was able to beat out Pablo Sandoval for the third base job during spring training. He's currently batting .267, with 39 RBIs.