Boston Red Sox: 5 Hitters Who Need to Step It Up

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Boston Red Sox: 5 Hitters Who Need to Step It Up
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The Boston Red Sox are sitting atop the standings in the American League East and are arguably one of the best teams in baseball.

Adrian Gonzalez is a welcome addition to this team and has fit right in. He leads the league in batting average and is setting up to make a run at MVP.

David Ortiz is in the top 10 in more than one category and has seemed to regain his intimidating stature at the plate.

Jacoby Ellsbury is the prototypical leadoff hitter with speed to swipe bases and make opposing defenses nervous.

With as much success as the Red Sox have had so far, it is scary to think they could be even better. The Red Sox have several players that need to step it up, and if they are able to, the potential for this team is unlimited.

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