Named to 2nd Opening Day roster of his career (also 2015)...Recorded a career-high 7 HR and appeared in 94 games at 5 defensive positions...Missed 37 games on the disabled list. BOS went 46-30 in his starts, including 13-2 from 4/13-5/5...Made starts in LF (55) and RF (2) and at 3B (11), 2B (4), and SS (4)...Recorded career highs in OF assists (6) and OF double plays (2), all of which came at Fenway Park. Hit 7 HR in only 94 games, after hitting 6 HR in his first 4 ML seasons from 2012-15 (285 games). For the 2nd consecutive year, selected as the Red Sox' nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award. Reached base via hit or BB in each of his first 16 games of the season (through 4/26)...The last Red Sox player with a longer such streak to begin a season was Dustin Pedroia (18 games in 2013)...Had reached base in a career-best 20 consecutive games dating back to the 2015 season. Started each of the Sox' first 3 games of the season in LF, going 6-for-12 with 2 HR, 7 RBI, and 3 R...Homered in back-to-back games (4/6 at CLE and 4/8 at TOR) for the 1st time in his career...His HR on 4/6 snapped a homerless drought of 308 AB (1st since 6/16/15 vs. ATL). Hit his 1st career grand slam (off Jesse Chavez) and set a career high with 5 RBI on 4/8 at TOR, leading the Sox to an 8-7 comeback win after they trailed, 7-2. In the Sox' 7-5 win at HOU on 4/24 (12 inn.), became only the 2nd Red Sox in the last 100 years to record at least 1 hit, 1 BB, 1 sac bunt, 1 sac fly, and 1 run scored in a game (Milt Bolling accomplished the feat on 9/29/56 at NYY). Placed on the 7-day concussion DL on 5/20 (retro to 5/19)...Transferred to 15-day DL on 6/2...In 8 rehab games with Triple-A Pawtucket, went 8-for-25 (.320) with 2 R, 2 2B, 5 BB, and a .433 OBP...Activated from the DL on 7/1. Hit safely in each of his first 9 games after returning from the DL (7/1-20), batting .387 (12-for-31, 5 2B, 2 HR) with a 1.183 OPS in that time...Posted a .356 OBP in July. Drove in the winning run in the Sox' 3-2, 11-inning win at SEA on 8/4, singling home Travis Shaw to break a 2-2 tie. Batted .423 (11-for-26) with 4 2B during a 9-game span from 8/17-31. Hit his 1st career pinch-hit HR on 9/7 at SD (off Leonel Campos), a solo shot in the 9th inning. POSTSEASON: Started each of the Red Sox' 3 ALDS games at 3B...Led the club with 4 hits in the series...Went 3-for-4 with a HR and a double in Game 1, becoming the 5th Red Sox ever with 3+ hits in a postseason debut...Also became the 3rd player in franchise history with 7+ total bases in his 1st career postseason game.
Represented the Red Sox at the All-Star Game in CIN, his 1st career selection. Started at 2B (49), 3B (24), RF (20), LF (8), SS (7), 1B (5), and CF (2)...Became the 1st Red Sox to appear at all 7 of those defensive positions in back-to-back seasons (also 2014)...Also started 1 game as the DH. Led MLB with a .423 AVG with RISP after the All-Star break (22-for-52). Hit .312 with a .394 OBP vs. LHP (34-for-109, 15 BB), both the highest marks among AL left-handed batters. Posted a .419 OBP as a 3B, the highest mark in the majors at the position (min. 100 PA)...His .330 AVG (30-for-91) as a 3B led the AL and ranked 3rd in MLB. Ranked 7th in the majors with a .340 AVG in day games (54-for-159), as well as 13th with a .414 OBP in day games. Ranked 10th in the majors in Interleague AVG (.377) and OBP (.443), going 23-for-61 against NL opponents. Hit a game-winning, 2-out, 3-run HR in the 8th inning of the Sox' win at BAL on 4/24. Reached base in all 5 PA on 4/26 at BAL, going 2-for-2 with 3 BB. Reached base safely in a career-best 18 consecutive games from 6/5-24...Hit .348 with a .451 OBP and .580 SLG during that stretch (24-for-69, 7 2B, 3 3B, HR, 13 R, 8 RBI, 13 BB). Hit for the cycle on 6/16 vs. ATL...Doubled in the 1st inning, singled in the 5th, homered in the 7th, and tripled in the 8th...Was the 20th Red Sox with a cycle (21st time), 1st since John Valentin on 6/6/96 vs. CWS... Was the 7th player and 1st Red Sox to hit an Interleague cycle...Joined Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr (1944, 1947) as the only Red Sox ever to hit for the cycle as a 2B...Also joined Leon Culberson (1943) as the only Sox leadoff hitters ever to hit for the cycle (Source: Elias)...Became the 1st Red Sox to complete a cycle with a triple since Fred Lynn on 5/13/80 vs. MIN. Started at 1B on 6/24 vs. BAL but moved to LF in the 6th inning and to 2B in the 7th...Played at least 3 positions in a single game for the 1st time in his career and became the 1st major leaguer to appear at 1B, 2B, and LF in the same game since Lou Merloni did it on 7/20/04 with CLE. Made 15 straight starts at 2B from 6/25-7/12. Ranked 9th in the AL with a .379 OBP before the All-Star break. Selected to the All-Star Team as an INF by AL manager Ned Yost...In the exhibition on 7/14 in CIN, entered as a pinch-runner in the 7th inning and went on to play LF...Replaced Mike Trout at 1B, stole 2B, and scored on a Manny Machado double...Became only the 3rd player in All-Star Game history to enter as a pinch-runner, steal a base, and score a run, all in the same inning (also George Hendrick in 1975 and Maury Wills in 1962)... Was the 1st player ever to attempt a SB against STL's Yadier Molina in an All-Star Game. Was the 1st player ever to be named an All-Star after appearing at 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, LF, CF, and RF prior to the All-Star break...The only others to ever play at 7 or more positions at any point during an All-Star season are Cookie Rojas (1965) and Ben Zobrist (2009). Made his 1st career start as a DH on 10/3 at CLE...Was removed from the game with a left knee contusion after being hit by a pitch in the 7th inning.
Led the Red Sox (min. 250 PA) with a .281 AVG in 106 games...Earned Red Sox Rookie of the Year honors from the Boston Baseball Writers...Took over as Red Sox leadoff hitter on 5/23 and batted 1st in 93 of Boston's next 94 games before missing time in September...Reached base safely via hit, walk, or HBP in 79 of his team-high 93 games as leadoff hitter (85%)...Started at 7 different defensive positions: 3B (39 G/37 GS), RF (35 G/28 GS), SS (12 G/11 GS), 2B (11 G/7 GS), CF (10 G/7 GS), 1B (8 G/8 GS), and LF (8 G/7 GS)...Before the season had never played professionally at any position other than 2B, 3B, and SS...Was the 1st Red Sox player ever to start at 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, LF, RF, and CF in a single season, the only major leaguer to accomplish the feat in 2014...According to Elias, was the 1st ML rookie to do it since Possum Whitted for the 1913 Cardinals...Topped the team with 12 SB and 5 3B...Ranked 2nd on the club with 68 runs, 4 behind Dustin Pedroia (72)...Boston went 30-24 when he scored...Placed among AL rookie leaders in AVG (3rd), runs (3rd), multi-hit games (3rd, 36), SB (3rd), hits (5th, 126), total bases (5th, 171), 2B (5th, 23), 3B (T-4th, 5), BB (6th, 33), XBH (7th, 32), OBP (6th, .331), and SLG (9th, .381)...Led the AL (4th in MLB) with a .349 AVG (29-for-83) in close and late situations...Hit .315 (45-for-143) in the 7th inning or later...Hit .355 (43-for-121) in day games, 2nd best in the AL (min. 100 PA)...Batted .293 (48-for-164) against left-handed pitching, 5th among AL left-handed batters (min. 150 AB vs. LHP)...Began the season with Triple-A Pawtucket, where he hit .315 (34-for-108) in 27 games...Was recalled for one game on 4/6 when Will Middlebrooks went on the DL (did not play)...Optioned back to the PawSox the next day when Ryan Roberts was signed...Recalled on 4/18 and started all 7 games at 3B during his 2nd ML stint of the season (.348, 8-for-23)...Optioned to Triple-A when Middlebrooks returned from the DL on 4/25...Recalled on 5/17 and played in 99 of the Red Sox' next 100 games through 9/5 (98 starts)...Installed as Sox' leadoff hitter on 5/23...From that point through 7/23, led MLB with 77 hits in 54 games...Hit 1st career HR on 5/31 vs. TB in the 3rd inning off Jake Odorizzi...Went 4-for-4, 4 2B, BB from the leadoff spot on 6/1 vs. TB, his 1st pro start and appearance at 1B...His 4 2B tied the MLB single-game record for the 1st time since BOS' Victor Martinez on 6/1/10 vs. OAK...Was the 6th Red Sox ever with a 4-2B game...According to Elias, was just the 2nd major leaguer since 1900 to go 4-for-4 or better with 4 doubles from the leadoff spot (also PHI's Denny Sothern on 6/6/30 vs. CIN, 5-for-5, 4 2B)...Topped the Red Sox with a .322 AVG (38-for-118), 10 2B (T-2nd in AL), and 12 XBH in June...Hit a walk-off single with 1 out in the 9th inning on 7/9 vs. CWS off Javy Guerra, scoring Daniel Nava from 2B to give the Sox a 5-4 win...Was his 1st career walk-off RBI...Came in his 1st career ML start at SS...Set a career-high in hits going 5-for-6 on 7/13 at HOU, the first 5-hit game by a Red Sox since Dustin Pedroia went 5-for-5 on 6/24/10 at COL...Hit his 1st career leadoff homer off Brad Peacock...Was leading club qualifiers with a .327 AVG (84-for-257) at the All-Star break (7th in AL)...Had a career-high 12-game hit streak from 8/6-18 (.302, 16-for-53, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 11 R, 6 BB), the longest by a Red Sox all season and 4th longest by an AL rookie...His 12 starts during the streak, from beginning to end, came at 3B, RF, CF, CF, RF, CF, 2B, SS, RF, 3B, 2B, RF...Was held out of Boston's last 21 games of the season beginning on 9/6 due to concussion symptoms.
Spent most of the season with Triple-A Pawtucket in 1st year in the Red Sox organization… Also appeared in 26 games in 3 ML stints with Boston. Hit safely in 11 of 19 ML games with an AB. All 17 starts with BOS came at 3B...Overall, played 20 games at 3B and also appeared in 5 games at 2B. Had a hit in a career-high 10 straight starts from 7/7-8/1 at .297 (11-for-37)...Included a season-high 8-game hit streak from 7/7-14, tied for his career long (also 9/4-12/12 with PIT). Totaled 10 RBI in his 1st 13 games with the Red Sox through 8/2 after entering the season with 3 RBI in 23 career ML games. Recalled for 1st stint with the Red Sox on 7/6...Hit .290 (9-for-31) with 8 RBI in 10 games before 7/20 option back to Pawtucket. Returned to BOS on 7/31 after Jose Iglesias was traded to DET on 7/30 as part of a 3-team, 7-player deal... Optioned to Triple-A on 8/18 after going 3-for-28 in 12 ML games. Appeared in 3 games without a PA after 9/17 recall...Ended the year in an 0-for-13 slide at the big league level. Spent the majority of the year with Triple-A Pawtucket, with 83 regular-season games between 2B (44 G), SS (32 G), and his 1st pro experience at 3B (7 G). Had a .258 AVG (75-for-291) with 6 doubles, 3 homers, and 24 RBI for the PawSox. Hit .290 (65-for-224) in his last 63 games with Pawtucket after going 10-for-67 (.149) in 20 April games to begin the season. From 5/1 until his 1st recall on 7/6, hit .315 (45-for-143) with a .381 OBP in 41 games. Hit safely in 15 consecutive Triple-A games from 5/23-6/8, with a .446 AVG (25-for-56) and 8 multi-hit games in that stretch...Matched the longest hit streak by a PawSox in 2013 (also Jackie Bradley Jr. from 4/30-6/14). Led Pawtucket with 5 RBI and 35 AB in the International League playoffs, batting .171 (6 H)...Delivered game-winning, 2-run, 8th-inning single in Game 1 of the Governors' Cup Finals at Durham (TB) on 9/10.