The Boston Red Sox were ravged with injuries in 2010 and struggled to keep pace in the competitive American League East.
Previously unknown players such as Ryan Kalish, Darnell McDonald and Daniel Nava became household names in Boston.
The Sox revamped their offense in the offseason in an effort to prevent this from happening again. In particular, they signed superstar Carl Crawford to bolster their outfield.
That being said, baseball is unpredictable and injuries can occur at any time. Last year, Ryan Kalish was able to showcase his skills on the big stage.
Red Sox fans hope their season does not fall on the shoulders of Kalish. However, here are some reasons why Ryan Kalish could play a major factor in the Sox success in the coming season.