Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:45:27 -0700
Boston Red Sox C Christian Vazquez will be in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 9, as will OFs Jackie Bradley Jr. and Mookie Betts and SS Xander Bogaerts.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:04:07 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Jackie Bradley Jr. is out of the starting lineup Tuesday, July 8.
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:12:38 -0700
Boston Red Sox SS Stephen Drew and OF Jackie Bradley Jr. are both sitting out Wednesday, July 2, with the team facing a left-handed pitcher. OF Mookie Betts is starting in center and OF Jonny Gomes is in left. SS Jonathan Herrera is at shortstop.
Fantasy Tip: Make sure Drew and Bradley are out of your lineups.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:03:17 -0700
Boston Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts is back in the starting lineup Monday, June 30. OF Mookie Betts will make his second major league start in center field as OF Jackie Bradley Jr. sits.
Fantasy Tip: You may want to think twice about returning Bogaerts back to your starting lineup, though, until he shows signs of breaking out of his current slump.
Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:22:40 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Jackie Bradley Jr. remains the club's center fielder of the present and future, according to general manager Ben Cherington.
Fantasy Tip: Should Bradley be in your mixed lineup? Not so much. He's worth a stash in deep formats and, of course, will remain relevant in AL-only games. Of course, for the future, maybe Mookie Betts replaces JBJ.
Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:37:24 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Jackie Bradley Jr., who has struck out in 10 of his last 14 at-bats, has been working on a different setup with his hand placement on the bat recently in batting practice.
Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:14:56 -0700
Boston Red Sox SS Stephen Drew and OF Jackie Bradley Jr. are both sitting out against a left-handed pitcher Monday, June 9.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:51:14 -0700
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said the club views OF Grady Sizemore as a better fit for a corner outfield spot than in center field. Sizemore, however, isn't as comfortable in left or right field as he is in center yet.
Fantasy Tip: Jackie Bradley Jr. is a much better option in terms of defense and range. Sizemore's brittle past and more advanced age play into this thinking; there's a chance this may affect Sizemore's PT as the year goes on, but even after Shane Victorino (hamstring) returns, he'll remain at least a semi-regular part of this lineup, especially following Daniel Nava's demotion.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:00:40 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Grady Sizemore is hitless in his last 13 at-bats to drop his average to .213. He has just one extra-base hit in his last 11 games, in which he's hitting .128 (5-for-39). OF Jackie Bradley Jr. is hitting .229 and has struck out once every three at-bats this year. OF Jonny Gomes is hitting .213 and has 19 strikeouts in 47 at-bats. OF Mike Carp is hitting .250 in 24 at-bats.
Fantasy Tip: With Shane Victorino (hamstring) set to return this week, expect John Farrell to use the extra body as a way to mix and match his outfielders in order to give them some rest. Bradley and Sizemore figure to remain as regulars, but their playing time may fluctuate more frequently when Victorino is back.
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:17:42 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Grady Sizemore is making his first ever start in left field Thursday, April 10, with OF Jackie Bradley Jr. getting the nod in center. Manager John Farrell isn't committing this arraignment permanently, since the team likes to get OF Jonny Gomes some playing time in left field. How well Bradley continues to play might determine how often Farrell deploys this alignment. Bradley has a slash line of .400/.478/.978 this year and is 6-for-12 with two doubles, four runs, four RBIs and three walks in the last four games. Sizemore has had some defensive lapses lately. If the Red Sox continue to start Sizemore and Bradley when OF Shane Victorino (hamstring) returns, it could mean a loss of playing time for Gomes and OF Daniel Nava, who has had a slow start to the season.
Fantasy Tip: Bradley should be owned in all leagues now that he's gotten his opportunity this year and is running with it. Sizemore's defensive shortcomings in center will help Bradley's cause.