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Red Sox | Mookie Betts leading candidate for CF

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:10:06 -0800

Boston Red Sox OF Mookie Betts is now the leading candidate for the starting center field job with OF Rusney Castillo (oblique) dealing with a strained left oblique. It seems like a certainty that Betts will start the year as the center fielder. There is no timetable for Castillo's return and the likely best-case-scenario will that Castillo will be given more time to prepare for the regular season. Betts spent much of the offseason trying to get stronger, and he said he now weighs 180 pounds after being listed at 160.

Fantasy Tip: With the injury to Castillo, we're likely to see Betts' stock rise in standard 12-team leagues. He's likely to hit leadoff, too, further making him an intriguing sleeper candidate in the late middle rounds, mainly for his speed.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNBoston.com - Gordon Edes

Red Sox | Rusney Castillo out indefinitely

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:41:45 -0800

Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox OF Rusney Castillo (oblique) will be out indefinitely after an MRI exam showed a strained left oblique, according to manager John Farrell. Farrell said it's too early to tell if Castillo's availability for opening day will be affected. "There's caution to the progression, there's no doubt," Farrell said. "(Pain) tolerance, for one. How aggressive you become to build that back. We just want to be careful of a setback, because everything is rotational in this game." The competition with OF Mookie Betts for the starting center field job will be on hold for now. Castillo doesn't think the injury will affect his ability to be ready for the season. OF Jackie Bradley Jr. will see more playing time in center in camp with Castillo sidelined.

Fantasy Tip: Oblique injuries are often tricky, as Farrell alluded to. The BoSox must not rush Castillo, or they might not be able to use him to start the regular season. This bodes well for Mookie Betts' chances of making the opening day roster and for the center field job, for now. Until we know more on Castillo's availability for opening day, you may want to temper your bids on Castillo in the middle rounds of drafts.

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Red Sox | Rusney Castillo out a week

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:39:05 -0800

Boston Red Sox OF Rusney Castillo (oblique) is dealing with a strained left oblique and will miss at least a week in camp.

Fantasy Tip: Castillo is an intriguing late middle rounds pick in standard 12-team leagues for his power-speed combo. However, he's competing for the starting center field job with Mookie Betts, and he's no lock to win the job, especially now that he's dealing with a tricky oblique injury. It'd still be a surprise to see Castillo not make the active roster on opening day given Boston's financial commitment to him, but his injury is definitely worth monitoring to see how it make affect the outfield competition.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Nick Cafardo

Red Sox | Rusney Castillo has pain in side

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:01:26 -0800

Boston Red Sox OF Rusney Castillo (side) is reporting some pain in his left side, and he'll be re-evaluated Wednesday, March 4.

Fantasy Tip: Castillo is competing with Mookie Betts for the starting center field role this spring, and many believe Castillo is the front-runner for the job. A significant injury obviously wouldn't help his cause, though. Stay tuned. Castillo is worthy of a late middle rounds selection because he has plenty of upside as a power/speed commodity.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Peter Abraham

Red Sox | Mookie Betts a lock to win CF job?

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:42:37 -0800

Boston Red Sox OF Mookie Betts appears to be a lock to hit leadoff and start in center field in 2015, in the opinion of The Boston Globe's Steve Silva. The Red Sox need a dynamic leadoff hitter, and OF Daniel Nava won't be a starter and OF Shane Victorino is no longer a viable option there. Betts hit .291/.368/.444 in 213 plate appearances in 2014. Despite have little experience in center field, Betts is improving every day in camp. "He's a good athlete," manager John Farrell said. "He asks a lot of great questions. The aptitude is clearly there. In time, he's going to be a very good center fielder." Farrell won't announce a starter now, so Betts and OF Rusney Castillo will see equal playing time in center in spring training.

Fantasy Tip: We don't know that Betts is a lock to start in center field on opening day because of the money Boston invested in Castillo, but it does seem highly likely that both Betts and Castillo are on the active roster to start the year. At the end of the year, both outfielders should contribute greatly in the outfield picture, and both are worth drafting in standard 12-team leagues. Castillo has the more palpable upside of power and speed, while Betts will mainly help you as a stolen base asset.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Steve Silva

Red Sox | Rusney Castillo, Mookie Betts competing

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:27:06 -0800

Boston Red Sox OFs Rusney Castillo and Mookie Betts will share center field work in spring training, and manager John Farrell said there isn't a favorite for the job. "Like we said at the outset of camp, we'll take all of camp to determine that," said Farrell. "They're going to get equal playing time. But I think it's important they both get comfortable with the combination of the guys on the flank because of communication, the responsibilities for balls in the gap, fly ball communication and those priorities."

Fantasy Tip: Castillo is widely believed to have an edge on the center field job, and he's the better gamble as a high-upside prospect in the middle rounds of mixed league drafts. However, Betts is also expected to make the roster, and he should serve as a nice source of steals in the later rounds.

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Red Sox | Rusney Castillo unlikely to lead off

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:28:17 -0800

Boston Red Sox OF Rusney Castillo is behind others in the competition to bat leadoff, according to manager John Farrell. When discussing batting first for the Red Sox Farrell said, "whether or not Rusney is a guy who evolves into that in time I would say there are other guys ahead of him right now." Castillo is the apparent favorite to beat out OFs Mookie Betts and Jackie Bradley Jr. for the starting center field job.

Fantasy Tip: Castillo flashed his power and speed in his first taste of MLB last year, hitting two homers and stealing three bases. He also batted .333, albeit in a small sample. He's an intriguing fantasy commodity with plenty of upside in all fantasy leagues if he secures regular playing time, but this news suggests it's unlikely he'll hit in a favorable run-producing spot in the order.

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Red Sox | CF up for grabs in Boston?

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:32:51 -0800

Boston Red Sox OFs Rusney Castillo, Mookie Betts and Jackie Bradley Jr. could all be competing for center field duties this spring, with OF Hanley Ramirez slated for left and OF Shane Victorino (if healthy) in right field. Castillo could have the inside track on the job based on the $72.5 million deal he signed last year. General manager Ben Cherington doesn't think Castillo needs more seasoning before playing in the big leagues. Betts impressed the team in his rookie season last year, while Bradley struggled offensive but continues to impress with his defense. Manager John Farrell has been impressed with Bradley's compact swing at the plate so far in spring. All three outfielders have minor league options left. The Red Sox could find considerable playing time for one of the center fielders off the bench. However, OFs Allen Craig and Daniel Nava are also competing for playing time.

Fantasy Tip: The most likely scenario is that Castillo starts in center with Betts coming off the bench to replace Ramirez and Victorino where needed. Bradley would then be the odd-man out and start the year in the minors. As a result, Castillo should be taken in the middle rounds of standard drafts for his upside, while Betts remains relevant in mixed leagues for his speed later on.

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Red Sox | Rusney Castillo likely to make team

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 08:23:54 -0800

Boston Red Sox OF Rusney Castillo is likely to make the team, according to general manager Ben Cherington.

Fantasy Tip: The Red Sox have a logjam in the outfield, but Castillo is a good OF4 candidate in mixed leagues with loads of promise.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Peter Abraham

Red Sox | Rusney Castillo likely to hit near bottom of lineup

Sat, 10 Jan 2015 11:01:26 -0800

Boston Red Sox OF Rusney Castillo is likely to hit in the lower third of the team's 2015 batting order, along with SS Xander Bogaerts and C Christian Vazquez, according to manager John Farrell.

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