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2017 RECAP

Record: 23 - 21

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 New York Yankees 26 17
2 Baltimore Orioles 25 19
3 Tampa Bay Rays 23 25
4 Boston Red Sox 23 21
5 Toronto Blue Jays 20 26

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 25 88 11 22 14 4 0 4 3 1 16 0 0 .250
Christian Vázquez BOS C 23 73 6 24 6 6 1 0 2 0 14 2 0 .329

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Mitch Moreland BOS 1B 43 156 22 40 23 16 0 5 20 3 42 0 0 .256

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Dustin Pedroia BOS 2B 40 157 15 46 19 8 0 2 18 1 15 1 2 .293

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
Josh Rutledge BOS 3B 14 38 4 11 4 0 0 0 4 0 8 0 0 .290
Deven Marrero BOS 3B 15 39 10 6 4 2 0 0 3 0 12 0 0 .154

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Marco Hernández BOS SS 21 58 7 16 2 3 0 0 1 0 15 0 1 .276
Xander Bogaerts BOS SS 40 155 26 51 15 10 4 0 14 1 26 7 0 .329

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 32 93 14 25 11 7 0 2 11 0 20 1 2 .269
Steve Selsky BOS LF 8 9 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .111
Andrew Benintendi BOS LF 42 164 24 47 24 8 0 5 18 2 27 6 1 .287

Center Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Jackie Bradley Jr. BOS CF 28 100 11 20 11 2 1 4 10 1 26 2 0 .200

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Mookie Betts BOS RF 41 167 27 47 28 14 0 7 18 1 15 6 1 .281

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Craig Kimbrel BOS RP 19 0 2 0 12 19.2 6 1 2 2 36 0.92 0.41
Matt Barnes BOS RP 20 0 3 1 0 19.2 14 3 8 10 21 3.66 1.22
Drew Pomeranz BOS SP 8 8 3 3 0 38.0 40 7 21 16 45 4.97 1.47
Ben Taylor BOS RP 11 0 0 1 1 13.2 17 3 10 9 14 6.59 1.90
Robby Scott BOS RP 19 0 0 0 0 11.1 5 1 2 3 9 1.59 0.71
Brandon Workman BOS RP 1 0 0 0 0 3.0 5 0 0 1 2 0.00 2.00
Joe Kelly BOS RP 18 0 2 0 0 20.2 14 0 4 9 13 1.74 1.11
Hector Velázquez BOS SP 1 1 0 1 0 5.0 9 3 6 2 4 10.80 2.20
Rick Porcello BOS SP 10 10 3 5 0 62.0 77 10 30 12 62 4.36 1.44
Heath Hembree BOS RP 22 0 0 2 0 21.1 28 2 10 5 21 4.22 1.55
Chris Sale BOS SP 9 9 4 2 0 65.2 39 4 16 13 95 2.19 0.79
Kyle Kendrick BOS RP 2 2 0 2 0 8.1 18 1 12 3 3 12.96 2.52
Robbie Ross Jr. BOS RP 8 0 0 0 0 9.0 12 0 7 4 9 7.00 1.89
Brian Johnson BOS SP 1 1 1 0 0 5.0 7 2 4 2 6 7.20 2.00
Fernando Abad BOS RP 15 0 1 0 0 13.1 10 1 3 3 8 2.03 0.98
Eduardo Rodríguez BOS SP 9 8 3 1 0 49.1 36 5 17 17 55 3.10 1.09
Noe Ramirez BOS RP 2 0 0 0 0 4.2 3 2 2 1 4 3.86 0.86
Steven Wright BOS SP 5 5 1 3 0 24.0 40 9 22 4 13 8.25 1.88

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