Boston Red Sox 2021 Player Preview: Franchy Cordero


The Syndicate's Red Sox Writers and Red Sox Podcast to be Named Later hosts will be profiling a different Red Sox player each day to get you ready for the 2021 season.

Today's featured player: Franchy Cordero

The Red Sox acquired outfielder Franchy Cordero in the trade that sent Andrew Benintendi to the Royals.  The trade has been met with criticism from fans and the media. 

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What will the new power hitting outfielder bring to the Red Sox? 

Back of the baseball card:

Position(s): Outfield  

Age: 26

Bats: Left / Throws: Left

Height: 6-3 / Weight: 226 lbs.

How acquired: Traded to Boston in ’21

Contract Status: Eligible for free agency ’24

2020 Highlights: 

Franchy Cordero / Baseball Reference

  • Cordero only appeared in 16 games for the Royals during the shortened season. 
  • Cut his strikeout rate to 9.5% - which would have qualified among the league’s best had he had enough plate appearances.      

Red Sox Podcast to be Named Player Outlook:

Cordero will need to show that he can be healthy for a full season in order to win the admiration of Red Sox fans.  The young outfielder has yet to make an appearance at camp because he is dealing with a COVID-19 issue. 

Based off the current roster composition, The Red Sox will be relying on Cordero to help fill the void left by Benintendi.  It is expected that Alex Verdugo will move to center field, Hunter Renfroe and Cordero will play the corner outfield positions. 

The new Red Sox outfielder has tremendous power and will look to put that on display at Fenway Park.  There have been some comps made to Rays superstar Randy Arozarena, but that will all hinge on Cordero’s health. 

As many young hitters with power, the question will remain as to whether Cordero will live up to that hype.  He has never played more than 40 games in a season.  He’s battled injuries over the course of his young career.  Chaim Bloom and the Red Sox are confident Cordero will be healthy and play a full 162-game season. 

Cordero is probably one of the most intriguing players on the roster because there isn’t much information on him.  Could he be a unique fixture in the Red Sox line up adding pop to the bottom of the order?  He has already been moved from two mid-market teams in the Padres and Royals.  There is value in Cordero, but there are more questions than answers regarding Bloom’s new outfielder. 

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Boston Sports Syndicate: Boston Red Sox 2021 Player Preview: Franchy Cordero
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