Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:50:36 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Xander Bogaerts went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run Friday, July 18, against the Kansas City Royals. Bogaerts entered the game on an extended slide, posting just 14 hits over his past 123 at-bats (.114).
Fantasy Tip: Bogaerts is getting every chance to play through his slump, and perhaps the All-Star break coupled with this homer will be enough to get him going.
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 07:26:13 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Boston Red Sox would prefer to keep 3B Xander Bogaerts at third base at this point and not move him to shortstop.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 06:22:20 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Xander Bogaerts may still play shortstop in 2014, but the club wants to get him right at the plate before considering it. The likeliest scenario for him playing shortstop would be against a left-handed pitcher.
Fantasy Tip: A lot depends on the status of Will Middlebrooks (finger), where Brock Holt will play, and whether they still value Stephen Drew (maybe he'll be traded). Bogaerts isn't starter-worthy right now in most mixed leagues.
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.
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:44:59 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Xander Bogaerts has been working with assistant hitting coach Victor Rodriguez on his balance at the plate, according to manager John Farrell. Farrell said it appears Bogaerts has been lunging while swinging at pitches, which has hurt his production. Farrell said Bogaerts has been struggling against sliders over the past month.
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:17:45 -0700
The Boston Red Sox are not considering sending SS Xander Bogaerts back to the minors, according to manager John Farrell.
Fantasy Tip: Bogaerts is in a big funk right now. He's swinging at a lot of bad pitches and coming up empty most of the time. Until he snaps out of it, consider benching him if you have the luxury to do so.
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:47:39 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks (finger) will resume his rehab for Triple-A Pawtucket Tuesday, July 1, as the designated hitter.
Fantasy Tip: His return could impact the playing time of the struggling Xander Bogaerts, so see if WMB is available in your deep league if you need a power speculation.
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.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 07:28:40 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Xander Bogaerts was out of the lineup Sunday, June 29, as he's in a 2-for-35 slump.
Fantasy Tip: Bogaerts is starting to see reduced time, and the team could look to upgrade at the position at the trade deadline. He could be sent down for more seasoning.
Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:12:59 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Xander Bogaerts was dropped to seventh in the order Tuesday, June 24.
Fantasy Tip: He has been struggling of late (5-for-52 stretch) and, while it's hard to think he'll lose playing time because of his top-prospect status, he's not doing himself any favors as Will Middlebrooks (finger) inches toward a return. At least SS Stephen Drew is stuck in the mud, too, so that provides hope Bogaerts will remain in the lineup.