JD Martinez is looking like an MVP contender in 2021

Boston Red Sox v Baltimore Orioles
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Remember in 2020 when JD Martinez had a campaign to forget for the Boston Red Sox, who finished in last place of the AL East standings? Sure you do, especially if you're a fan of the New York Yankees and love Boston sucking.

Well, thus far this season, things have completely changed, as the Red Sox are at the top of the division standings as of this writing and Martinez is playing like an absolute monster. That was showcased on Sunday in his three-homer game against Baltimore.

Martinez indeed looked outstanding on Sunday, and that's really been the case throughout the year. Two weeks into the season, Martinez is hitting .472, with five homers and 16 RBI. He's also got an OPS of 1.583, which is incredibly headturning.

Again, Martinez had a nightmare 2020. He worked his tail off throughout the offseason and the results are evident. While it'll be tough to keep up this kind of production, Martinez's hot start has been remarkable to see. Is it too early to put him in the MVP conversation? Absolutely not.