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2017 RECAP

Record: 71 - 52

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 71 52
2 New York Yankees 66 57
3 Tampa Bay Rays 61 65
4 Baltimore Orioles 60 64
5 Toronto Blue Jays 59 65

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 66 213 28 51 34 12 0 6 17 1 53 0 0 .239
Christian Vázquez (R) BOS C 72 234 30 67 24 13 2 3 13 0 43 6 1 .286

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Mitch Moreland (L) BOS 1B 114 389 56 97 53 27 0 14 41 6 102 0 1 .249
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 95 389 48 123 44 27 0 8 15 0 42 21 6 .345
Rafael Devers (L) BOS 3B 21 80 17 28 16 4 0 8 7 2 21 2 0 .350
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 112 436 65 121 45 25 4 7 31 4 86 11 1 .278

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Brock Holt (L) BOS LF 33 83 11 17 3 2 0 0 9 0 22 1 1 .205
Chris Young (R) BOS LF 72 197 25 47 24 10 1 7 25 0 44 3 2 .239
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 105 383 48 100 53 18 3 13 39 3 99 6 3 .261
Andrew Benintendi (L) BOS CF 114 426 63 118 68 17 1 17 44 7 81 14 3 .277

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Mookie Betts (R) BOS RF 118 490 79 130 76 35 0 18 50 6 59 17 3 .265

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Drew Pomeranz (L) BOS SP 24 24 12 4 0 130.2 128 15 48 48 136 3.31 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 18 0 0 0 0 25.2 20 2 4 4 20 1.40 0.97
Eduardo Rodríguez (L) BOS SP 17 16 4 3 0 93.0 82 12 41 34 102 3.97 1.26
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 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 51 0 5 0 29 53.0 25 4 8 8 99 1.36 0.62
Matt Barnes (R) BOS RP 58 0 6 3 0 60.0 44 4 23 26 66 3.45 1.17
Joe Kelly (R) BOS RP 39 0 3 1 0 39.2 31 2 11 18 30 2.50 1.26
Robby Scott (L) BOS RP 46 0 1 1 0 29.1 20 6 12 11 23 3.68 1.09
Addison Reed (R) BOS RP 57 0 2 3 19 57.0 54 8 19 8 57 5.63 2.12
Rick Porcello (R) BOS SP 26 26 8 14 0 164.2 189 29 82 34 149 4.48 1.36
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 52 0 2 3 0 52.1 61 9 21 13 57 3.61 1.41
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 25 25 14 5 0 175.1 124 15 51 32 250 2.62 0.89
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 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
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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