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2017 RECAP

Record: 69 - 51

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 69 51
2 New York Yankees 64 55
3 Tampa Bay Rays 60 62
4 Baltimore Orioles 59 62
5 Toronto Blue Jays 58 62

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 64 206 27 49 31 11 0 6 16 1 51 0 0 .238
Christian Vázquez (R) BOS C 71 231 27 64 23 13 2 2 12 0 43 5 1 .277

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Mitch Moreland (L) BOS 1B 111 384 54 94 51 26 0 14 41 5 102 0 1 .245
Sam Travis (R) BOS 1B 18 43 10 12 1 5 0 0 6 0 10 1 0 .279

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Dustin Pedroia (R) BOS 2B 86 340 37 103 54 17 0 6 37 4 37 4 3 .303

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Eduardo Núñez (R) BOS 3B 93 380 47 122 44 27 0 8 15 0 41 21 6 .372
Rafael Devers (L) BOS 3B 18 69 13 24 13 4 0 6 7 1 18 1 0 .348
Joshua Rutledge (R) BOS 3B 37 107 10 24 9 2 1 0 9 0 31 1 0 .224
Deven Marrero (R) BOS 3B 58 151 30 32 23 7 0 3 10 0 51 5 0 .212

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 19 50 7 14 2 0 2 0 8 0 13 1 1 .280
Marco Hernández (L) BOS SS 21 58 7 16 2 3 0 0 1 0 15 0 1 .276
Xander Bogaerts (R) BOS SS 109 426 61 119 45 24 4 7 29 4 83 11 1 .279

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Brock Holt (L) BOS LF 31 78 11 15 3 2 0 0 9 0 21 1 0 .192
Chris Young (R) BOS LF 70 193 25 47 24 10 1 7 23 0 42 3 2 .244
Steve Selsky (R) BOS LF 8 9 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .111

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 102 373 47 95 47 18 2 13 37 3 98 6 3 .255
Andrew Benintendi (L) BOS CF 111 412 62 115 67 17 1 17 44 7 78 14 3 .279

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Mookie Betts (R) BOS RF 115 479 79 129 75 34 0 18 48 6 56 17 3 .269

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Ben Taylor (R) BOS RP 14 0 0 1 1 17.1 20 3 10 9 18 5.19 1.67
Drew Pomeranz (L) BOS SP 23 23 12 4 0 127.1 124 15 48 47 132 3.39 1.34
Noe Ramirez (R) BOS RP 2 0 0 0 0 4.2 3 2 2 1 4 3.86 0.86
Kyle Martin (R) BOS RP 2 0 0 0 0 2.1 2 1 1 2 1 3.86 1.71
Brandon Workman (R) BOS RP 16 0 0 0 0 23.0 19 2 4 3 19 1.57 1.00
Doug Fister (R) BOS SP 10 7 2 6 0 43.2 49 6 27 21 38 5.57 1.65
Austin Maddox (R) BOS RP 3 0 0 0 0 3.2 4 0 0 0 2 0.00 1.09
Hector Velázquez (R) BOS RP 4 2 2 1 0 17.2 17 4 8 4 12 4.08 1.19
Blaine Boyer (R) BOS RP 22 0 1 1 0 28.0 33 2 10 7 21 3.21 1.50
Craig Kimbrel (R) BOS RP 49 0 5 0 28 51.0 25 4 8 8 94 1.41 0.65
Joe Kelly (R) BOS RP 37 0 3 1 0 39.0 29 1 8 16 29 1.85 1.18
Matt Barnes (R) BOS RP 56 0 6 3 0 58.1 39 3 21 26 65 3.24 1.11
Robby Scott (L) BOS RP 44 0 1 1 0 29.0 20 6 12 10 23 3.72 1.07
Rick Porcello (R) BOS SP 25 25 7 14 0 158.2 186 28 81 31 145 4.60 1.37
Eduardo Rodríguez (L) BOS SP 17 16 4 3 0 93.0 82 12 41 34 102 3.97 1.26
Justin Haley (R) BOS RP 10 0 0 0 1 18.0 22 3 12 6 14 6.00 1.56
Heath Hembree (R) BOS RP 50 0 2 3 0 51.2 59 9 20 12 56 3.48 1.37
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 24 24 14 4 0 168.1 117 13 47 31 241 2.51 0.88
Robert 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 5 5 2 0 0 27.0 32 5 13 7 21 4.33 1.48
Fernando Abad (L) BOS RP 35 0 2 0 1 34.0 26 3 11 12 25 2.91 1.12
David Price (L) BOS SP 11 11 5 3 0 66.0 62 8 28 22 63 3.82 1.27
Addison Reed (R) BOS RP 55 0 1 3 19 54.1 54 8 19 7 53 8.44 2.43
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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