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2017 RECAP

Record: 11 - 10

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 Baltimore Orioles 14 6
2 New York Yankees 13 7
3 Tampa Bay Rays 11 12
4 Boston Red Sox 11 10
5 Toronto Blue Jays 6 16

2017 YTD STATS

Catcher

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Sandy León BOS C 14 50 4 9 6 2 0 1 1 0 8 0 0 .180
Christian Vázquez BOS C 8 23 2 11 3 4 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 .478

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Mitch Moreland BOS 1B 21 78 10 23 9 11 0 2 7 2 20 0 0 .295

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Josh Rutledge BOS 2B 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000
Chase d'Arnaud BOS 2B 11 8 5 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 .375
Dustin Pedroia BOS 2B 17 66 5 16 5 1 0 0 6 1 8 0 1 .242

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Pablo Sandoval BOS 3B 17 61 7 13 10 1 0 3 5 0 13 0 1 .213

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Marco Hernández BOS SS 15 41 5 11 2 1 0 0 1 0 11 0 1 .268
Xander Bogaerts BOS SS 17 64 7 20 5 1 0 0 4 0 8 2 0 .313

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Brock Holt BOS LF 6 15 2 2 1 0 0 0 4 0 7 0 0 .133
Chris Young BOS LF 17 54 8 13 2 2 0 0 8 0 11 1 1 .241
Steve Selsky BOS LF 8 9 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .111
Andrew Benintendi BOS LF 20 79 11 26 11 4 0 1 8 0 11 2 0 .329

Center Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Jackie Bradley Jr. BOS CF 9 31 4 7 4 0 1 1 4 0 6 1 0 .226

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Mookie Betts BOS RF 18 71 8 22 11 5 0 2 7 1 5 3 0 .310

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Brian Johnson BOS SP 1 1 1 0 0 5.0 7 2 4 2 6 7.20 2.00
Fernando Abad BOS RP 5 0 0 0 0 4.0 7 0 2 1 0 4.50 2.00
Rick Porcello BOS SP 5 5 1 3 0 30.1 36 6 16 9 32 4.75 1.48
Joe Kelly BOS RP 8 0 2 0 0 12.0 7 0 2 6 4 1.50 1.08
Robby Scott BOS RP 7 0 0 0 0 4.0 2 0 0 1 3 0.00 0.75
Heath Hembree BOS RP 10 0 0 1 0 12.1 8 0 2 4 13 1.46 0.97
Chris Sale BOS SP 5 5 1 2 0 37.2 23 1 5 6 52 1.20 0.77
Drew Pomeranz BOS SP 3 3 1 1 0 15.2 14 3 8 5 20 4.60 1.21
Robbie Ross Jr. BOS RP 4 0 0 0 0 4.1 4 0 2 2 3 4.15 1.62
Ben Taylor BOS RP 4 0 0 0 0 5.2 4 1 1 3 7 1.59 1.24
Craig Kimbrel BOS RP 9 0 1 0 7 9.1 4 1 2 2 17 1.93 0.64
Matt Barnes BOS RP 9 0 2 0 0 10.0 6 1 4 6 11 3.60 1.20
Eduardo Rodríguez BOS SP 4 3 1 1 0 17.1 10 3 6 12 22 3.12 1.27
Noe Ramirez BOS RP 1 0 0 0 0 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 0.00 0.00
Steven Wright BOS SP 4 4 1 2 0 17.2 33 7 17 3 9 8.66 2.09

2017 PROJECTIONS

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Short Stop

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