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2017 RECAP

Record: 93 - 69

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 93 69
2 New York Yankees 91 71
3 Tampa Bay Rays 80 82
4 Toronto Blue Jays 76 86
5 Baltimore Orioles 75 87

2017 YTD STATS

Catcher

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Blake Swihart (B) BOS C 6 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 .200
Sandy León (B) BOS C 85 271 32 61 39 14 0 7 24 1 74 0 0 .225
Christian Vázquez (R) BOS C 99 324 43 94 32 18 2 5 17 0 64 7 2 .290

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Mitch Moreland (L) BOS 1B 149 508 73 125 79 34 0 22 51 6 120 0 1 .246
Sam Travis (R) BOS 1B 33 76 13 20 1 6 0 0 6 0 23 1 0 .263

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Eduardo Núñez (R) BOS 2B 114 467 60 146 58 33 0 12 18 0 54 24 7 .321
Dustin Pedroia (R) BOS 2B 105 406 46 119 62 19 0 7 45 4 48 4 3 .293

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Rafael Devers (L) BOS 3B 58 222 34 63 30 14 0 10 15 3 57 3 1 .284
Joshua Rutledge (R) BOS 3B 37 107 10 24 9 2 1 0 9 0 31 1 0 .224
Deven Marrero (R) BOS 3B 71 171 32 36 27 9 0 4 12 0 61 5 0 .211

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Tzu-Wei Lin (L) BOS SS 25 56 7 15 2 0 2 0 9 0 17 1 1 .268
Marco Hernández (L) BOS SS 21 58 7 16 2 3 0 0 1 0 15 0 1 .276
Xander Bogaerts (R) BOS SS 148 571 94 156 62 32 6 10 50 6 116 15 1 .273

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Brock Holt (L) BOS LF 64 140 20 28 7 6 0 0 19 0 34 2 1 .200
Chris Young (R) BOS LF 90 243 30 57 25 12 2 7 30 0 55 3 2 .235
Steve Selsky (R) BOS LF 8 9 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .111
Andrew Benintendi (L) BOS LF 151 573 84 155 90 26 1 20 63 7 112 20 5 .271

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 133 482 58 118 63 19 3 17 44 4 124 8 3 .245
Rajai Davis (R) BOS CF 117 336 56 79 20 19 2 5 26 1 83 29 7 .250

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Mookie Betts (R) BOS RF 153 628 101 166 102 46 2 24 68 9 79 26 3 .264

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Drew Pomeranz (L) BOS SP 32 32 17 6 0 173.2 166 19 64 69 174 3.32 1.35
Ben Taylor (R) BOS RP 14 0 0 1 1 17.1 20 3 10 9 18 5.19 1.67
Brandon Workman (R) BOS RP 33 0 1 1 0 39.2 37 7 14 9 37 3.18 1.21
Eduardo Rodríguez (L) BOS SP 25 24 6 7 0 137.1 126 19 64 49 150 4.19 1.28
Kyle Martin (R) BOS RP 2 0 0 0 0 2.1 2 1 1 2 1 3.86 1.71
Doug Fister (R) BOS SP 18 15 5 9 0 90.1 87 9 49 35 83 4.88 1.38
Austin Maddox (R) BOS RP 13 0 0 0 0 17.1 13 1 1 2 14 0.52 0.87
Hector Velázquez (R) BOS RP 8 3 3 1 0 24.2 21 4 8 7 19 2.92 1.14
Blaine Boyer (R) BOS RP 32 0 1 1 0 41.1 50 3 20 11 33 4.36 1.55
Craig Kimbrel (R) BOS RP 67 0 5 0 35 69.0 33 6 11 14 126 1.44 0.68
Matt Barnes (R) BOS RP 70 0 7 3 1 69.2 57 7 30 28 83 3.88 1.22
Joe Kelly (R) BOS RP 54 0 4 1 0 58.0 42 3 18 26 52 2.79 1.19
Robby Scott (L) BOS RP 57 0 2 1 0 35.2 22 7 15 12 31 3.79 0.98
Addison Reed (R) BOS RP 77 0 2 3 19 76.0 65 11 24 12 76 3.33 2.05
Rick Porcello (R) BOS SP 33 33 11 17 0 203.1 236 38 105 47 181 4.65 1.40
Justin Haley (R) BOS RP 10 0 0 0 1 18.0 22 3 12 6 14 6.00 1.56
Carson Smith (R) BOS RP 8 0 0 0 1 6.2 7 0 1 2 7 1.35 1.35
Heath Hembree (R) BOS RP 62 0 2 3 0 62.0 72 10 25 18 70 3.63 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 32 32 17 8 0 214.1 165 24 69 43 308 2.90 0.97
Brian Johnson (L) BOS SP 5 5 2 0 0 27.0 32 5 13 7 21 4.33 1.48
Robert Ross Jr. (L) BOS RP 8 0 0 0 0 9.0 12 0 7 4 9 7.00 1.89
Fernando Abad (L) BOS RP 48 0 2 1 1 43.2 40 4 16 13 37 3.30 1.24
Roenis Elías (L) BOS RP 1 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 1 1 0.00 3.00
David Price (L) BOS RP 16 11 6 3 0 74.2 65 8 28 24 76 3.38 1.19
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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