Brock Holt, Utility Player, Boston Red Sox, #26
Date of Birth: 6/11/1988
Birthplace: Ft. Worth, Texas
College: Rice University
Brock Holt, utility player for the Boston Red Sox, was a top player in high school and college before being drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2009. He played in the Pirates' minor league system from 2009 through 2012, joining the Pirates for 24 games in 2012.
The Pirates traded Holt to the Red Sox in December, 2012. In 2013, he played primarily in the minor leagues, joining the Red Sox for just 26 games. He finished the 2014 season with 126 hits, 23 doubles, 12 stolen bases, 98 strikeouts to 33 walks, and a .281 batting average.
Defensively, Holt has been primarily an infielder, playing at every infield position. However, in 2014, he also played at every outfield position, giving him the distinction of playing defensively at seven positions in one season.
Holt hit for the cycle on June 16, 2015. He finished the season with 127 hits, 27 doubles, 45 RBIs, and a .280 batting average. Defensively, he again played at all four infield positions and all three outfield positions.
Holt played in 94 games with the Red Sox in 2016. He finished the season with 74 hits, 34 RBIs, and a .255 batting average. Defensively, he played 8 games at second base, 17 games at third base, 7 games at shortstop, 64 games in left field, and 5 games in right field. In the postseason, he batted .400 with 4 hits, including a double and a home run, in 10 at-bats in 3 games.
Holt played in 64 games with the Red Sox in 2017. He batted .200 with 28 hits. Defensively, he played 2 games at first base, 31 games at second base, 9 games at third base, 10 games in left field, and 2 games in right field. In the postseason, he had just one at-bat and no hits.
Career batting statistics for Holt through 2017 include:
- 443 games played
- 386 hits
- 129 RBIs
- 305 strikeouts to 136 walks
- .265 batting average
Holt and his wife Lakyn were married on November 9, 2013.