The Red Sox' hottest hitter in May hasn't been Mookie Betts or J.D. Martinez.
It's Rafael Devers.
The 22-year-old has been sensational through 13 games played this month, slashing .375/.419/.607 with three home runs and 14 RBI in that span. One stat in particular that highlights Devers' dominance in the month of May is his 31 hard-hit balls (exit velocity of 95 mph or higher), according to Statcast. That number leads the entire league.
Rafael Devers has been one of the hottest hitters in May. He has 31 hard-hit balls this month according to Statcast (exit velocity of 95 MPH or higher), 3 more than the next-closest player (Josh Bell, 28).— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 17, 2019
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Devers has shown flashes of brilliance throughout his three years in the majors. It was only a matter of time until the former top Sox prospect broke out in a big way.
He'll look to keep the hot streak going as the Red Sox begin what should be an entertaining series vs. the Houston Astros at Fenway Park.
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