Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:35:23 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval is not in the starting line Friday, July 31. 2B Josh Rutledge is starting at third base and batting ninth against Tampa Bay Rays SP Erasmo Ramirez Friday.
Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Sandoval ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) in all fantasy formats Friday, and his production is really fading. He has a .239/.270/.342 slash line over his past 62 games. Rutledge is nothing more than a dice roll for daily contests Friday.
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:24:20 -0700
Boston Red Sox 2B Josh Rutledge will likely join the team's active roster after being acquired from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Monday, July 27, according to general manager Ben Cherington. 2B Jemile Weeks may not be in the majors for long.
Fantasy Tip: It appears that Rutledge will be the Red Sox's starting second baseman with Dustin Pedroia (hamstring) on the DL, at least for the time being. Rutledge didn't appear for the Angels this year, and he was hitting .286 (92-for-322) with six home runs and 34 RBI in the minors. He doesn't have much power to speak of, but consistent playing time will make him attractive to those in AL leagues if you need middle infield depth at this time.
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:10:49 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino was traded to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Monday, July 27, in exchange for 2B Josh Rutledge.
Fantasy Tip: Rutledge could be used as a bench player by the Red Sox if he is on the 25-man roster and could see playing time at second base because of the injuries the team has at the position. Owners should avoid using him until his role is defined.
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:09:18 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino was acquired by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Monday, July 27, in exchange for 2B Josh Rutledge.
Fantasy Tip: Victorino ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) likely will be a fourth outfielder for the Angels but could be part of a platoon at one of the outfield positions as a right-handed hitter.
Sat, 04 Apr 2015 11:25:18 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2B Johnny Giavotella has won the starting job at second base. He beat out INFs Grant Green and Josh Rutledge, both of whom will begin the 2015 season with Triple-A Salt Lake.
Fantasy Tip: Giavotella ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) only has value in deep universal leagues and AL-only formats at the moment. However, his low FantasyScore price tag could be tempting for owners who want to spend big bucks at other positions on days when he has a favorable matchup.
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:17:04 -0800
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2B Josh Rutledge is considered the leading candidate for the vacant second base job. 2B Grant Green will also battle to start at the keystone position.
Fantasy Tip: Inconsistency has been the issue with Rutledge, as he has shown flashes of high-end fantasy production in spurts throughout his three-year career. Still, he is largely unproven, with last season's 309 at-bats a career high. The move from hitter-friendly Coors Field -- where he was a superior hitter than on the road -- stands to negatively impact his numbers, but ultimately double digit home runs and steals with decent counting stats and a .265 batting average is within his range. Those numbers would play in the majority of formats, and at 25, Rutledge has upside. He is worth considering in the later rounds of drafts, if he lands the second base job.
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:53:10 -0800
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2Bs Josh Rutledge, Johnny Giavotella, Grant Green and Taylor Featherston will fight for playing time at second base and as the utility infielder this spring.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 06:13:50 -0800
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim acquired 2B Josh Rutledge from the Colorado Rockies for RP Jairo Diaz.
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 20:22:01 -0800
Colorado Rockies INF Josh Rutledge is a player of interest for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, as they consider moves to bolster their infield.
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20:12:52 -0700
Colorado Rockies OF Charlie Blackmon, SS Josh Rutledge, 1B Justin Morneau and OF Corey Dickerson went a combined 8-for-16 with four RBIs and five runs scored in the team's 5-1 win Saturday, Sept. 20. All four players had two hits and scored at least one run.