The Boston Red Sox have acquired Jeremy Hermida from the Florida Marlins in exchange for a pair of minor league left-handers in Hunter Jones and Jose Alvarez. Neither pitcher is considered a top prospect, as both are relief pitchers who offer little to no upside for fantasy baseball owners. Hermida, however, is a different story. Once considered a top prospect, Hermida has done little to back up that billing since debuting for the Marlins in 2005. He has never hit more than 18 home runs in a season. A career .265 hitter, his 23.5 percent strikeout rate in 2009 was the second best mark of his career. A lot needs to change for him to morph into the player that many believed he could become, but in Boston anything is possible. The park becomes a huge factor and instantly increases his likelih ...
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