Red Sox Need to Drop Kyle Hart

Jason Schandl
The Boston Red Sox need to stop playing Kyle Hart in 2020.
The Boston Red Sox need to stop playing Kyle Hart in 2020. / Maddie Meyer/Getty Images
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Clearly not in playoff contention at a current 12-24 record, the Boston Red Sox and the rest of their 2020 season should be focused on building for the future.

Sometimes that means getting big league playing time for your youngsters, but that's not always the best move. In Kyle Hart's case, the Red Sox need to send him back down to Pawtucket before they totally destroy his confidence.

You'd be hard-pressed to find a single encouraging number from Hart's four major league appearances in 2020. Giving up 19 earned runs in 11 innings is obviously egregious, and his advanced numbers are just as bad, like a 8.24 FIP (fielding-independent pitching) and a 50.0 percent hard-hit rate.

At 27 years old, Hart isn't exactly a young prospect, but he still has just 18 Triple-A games to his name and is clearly not ready for MLB action.

An argument can be made that with no Triple-A ball it's better to at least get him some live game action in the majors in 2020, but this is clearly not working out for him, and there's only so much benefit a pitcher can see from getting shelled every time they take the mound.

At this point there's little reason for the Red Sox to continue marching him out there just to get destroyed.


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