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2017 RECAP

Record: 40 - 32

Last Season’s Fantasy Highlights

Frankly, there were not many highlights for the 2014 BoSox. If we had to choose we would say the apparently timeless Big Papi. Ortiz blasted 35 homers, knocked in 104 and posted a sweet .355 OBP. Not too shabby for a guy who turns 40 in November.

What Has Changed?

So very much has changed including the return of Hanley Ramirez to play LF, the signing of the Kung Fu Panda Pablo Sandoval to play 3B, the acquisition of Rick Porcello, Wade Miley and Justin Masterson to fortify the rotation and a full year of Cuban import Rusney Castillo to play the outfield everyday.

What to Expect:

Expect the big free agent signings (Hanley and Panda) to struggle early and thus make it highly unlikely they will produce up to the hefty fantasy price tag it will take to roster them (remember, the Colton and the Wolfman Rules of Engagement say to avoid paying full value for big money free agents in new homes). With so many signings and additions, look for either or both of Allen Craig and Shane Victorino to be moved either before the season or early into the 2015 campaign. Smart drafters in deep leagues will snag those guys cheap given their upside should they find playing time.

This Year’s Surprise:

Joe Kelly will finally live up to the hype and produce as someone who consistently averages close to 95 MPH on his fastball should. This will be his third year in the big leagues despite the fact that he is only 26. That usually portends a jump. When you consider the fact that last year’s numbers were affected by an abnormally low strand rate and the fact his walk rate actually decreased while his ground ball rate increased in 2014, you have the makings of a pleasant fantasy surprise and a solid bargain.

2017 STANDINGS

# TEAM W L
1 Boston Red Sox 40 32
2 Tampa Bay Rays 39 36
3 New York Yankees 39 30
4 Toronto Blue Jays 35 36
5 Baltimore Orioles 35 36

2017 YTD STATS

Catcher

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Sandy León (B) BOS C 41 133 16 31 18 6 0 4 9 1 32 0 0 .233
Christian Vázquez (R) BOS C 38 126 9 37 13 10 1 0 4 0 28 2 0 .294

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Mitch Moreland (L) BOS 1B 67 236 35 63 37 18 0 9 27 5 64 0 1 .267
Sam Travis (R) BOS 1B 7 22 7 9 1 3 0 0 2 0 4 1 0 .409

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Dustin Pedroia (R) BOS 2B 55 213 24 63 25 11 0 2 23 1 21 2 3 .296

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Pablo Sandoval (B) BOS 3B 32 99 10 21 12 2 0 4 8 0 24 0 1 .212
Josh Rutledge (R) BOS 3B 37 107 10 24 9 2 1 0 9 0 31 1 0 .224
Deven Marrero (R) BOS 3B 35 87 19 15 12 4 0 3 5 0 29 1 0 .172

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Marco Hernández (L) BOS SS 21 58 7 16 2 3 0 0 1 0 15 0 1 .276
Xander Bogaerts (R) BOS SS 68 270 44 87 33 18 4 5 20 2 47 8 1 .322

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Brock Holt (L) BOS LF 6 15 2 2 1 0 0 0 4 0 7 0 0 .133
Chris Young (R) BOS LF 45 131 18 35 14 8 0 3 15 0 26 2 2 .267
Steve Selsky (R) BOS LF 8 9 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .111
Andrew Benintendi (L) BOS LF 67 252 36 69 40 9 1 10 23 3 42 8 1 .274

Center Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Jackie Bradley Jr. (L) BOS CF 55 192 24 50 31 10 2 9 23 3 45 2 1 .260

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Mookie Betts (R) BOS RF 69 282 45 77 40 24 0 12 29 3 26 11 2 .273

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Ben Taylor (R) BOS RP 11 0 0 1 1 13.2 17 3 10 9 14 6.59 1.90
Craig Kimbrel (R) BOS RP 30 0 2 0 20 31.2 9 1 3 5 59 0.85 0.44
Drew Pomeranz (L) BOS SP 14 14 6 4 0 73.0 75 11 33 25 82 4.07 1.37
Noe Ramirez (R) BOS RP 2 0 0 0 0 4.2 3 2 2 1 4 3.86 0.86
Austin Maddox (R) BOS RP 2 0 0 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0.00 0.50
Hector Velázquez (R) BOS SP 3 2 1 1 0 13.2 15 4 8 3 9 5.27 1.32
Blaine Boyer (R) BOS RP 10 0 0 1 0 12.2 19 1 5 1 9 3.55 1.66
Matt Barnes (R) BOS RP 33 0 5 2 0 31.2 26 3 14 16 39 3.98 1.33
Joe Kelly (R) BOS RP 29 0 3 0 0 30.2 20 0 4 14 23 1.17 1.14
Robby Scott (L) BOS RP 30 0 0 1 0 17.1 11 2 5 7 14 2.60 1.04
Brandon Workman (R) BOS RP 2 0 0 0 0 5.1 8 1 2 1 4 3.38 1.69
Rick Porcello (R) BOS SP 15 15 3 9 0 92.2 124 16 52 17 85 5.05 1.53
Heath Hembree (R) BOS RP 32 0 0 2 0 33.0 42 5 14 6 33 3.82 1.45
Kyle Kendrick (R) BOS RP 2 2 0 2 0 8.1 18 1 12 3 3 12.96 2.52
Chris Sale (L) BOS SP 15 15 9 3 0 107.1 78 8 34 19 146 2.85 0.90
Robbie Ross Jr. (L) BOS RP 8 0 0 0 0 9.0 12 0 7 4 9 7.00 1.89
Brian Johnson (L) BOS SP 4 4 2 0 0 21.0 24 5 10 4 17 4.29 1.38
Fernando Abad (L) BOS RP 23 0 2 0 0 21.0 20 2 6 6 13 2.57 1.24
David Price (L) BOS SP 5 5 2 1 0 28.0 25 7 16 14 24 5.14 1.39
Eduardo Rodríguez (L) BOS SP 11 10 4 2 0 61.0 49 9 24 20 65 3.54 1.15
Steven Wright (R) BOS SP 5 5 1 3 0 24.0 40 9 22 4 13 8.25 1.88

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