Boston Red Sox Starting Lineup 2018 Red Sox Lineup

69-31, 1st in AL East

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BOS 9 @ DET 1

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Boston struggled last season with power, so they went out and added J.D. Martinez. He has filled the role they lacked since David Ortiz left, and is mashing baseballs as he was paid to do. Martinez completes the outfield at times, but they have three stellar outfielders, rounding out what may be the best outfield in baseball. Mookie Betts has been the Boston lead off bat this year, and is in contention for MVP. Andrew Benintendi follows up in his second year, and had a slow start, but heated up and is now a potential all-star. Jackie Bradley Jr. has been an unlucky bat with his hard-contact, but is better known for his defense out in center field.

Starting Lineup

C. Sale (L), SP
1. M. Betts (R), RF
2. A. Benintendi (L), LF
3. J. Martinez (R), DH
4. S. Pearce (R), 1B
5. X. Bogaerts (R), SS
6. R. Devers (L), 3B
7. E. Nunez (R), 2B
8. J. Bradley Jr. (L), CF
9. S. Leon (S), C
Pos Pitcher
SP Chris Sale C. Sale (L)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP Chris Sale C. Sale (L) 97 20 10-4 129 505 85 34 32 10 31 188 0.34% 0.07% 0.90 0.281
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
RF Mookie Betts M. Betts (R) 96 1 81 365 110 59 25 3 23 51 79 18 2 0.355 0.444 0.68 1.121
LF Andrew Benintendi A. Benintendi (L) 91 2 93 413 108 64 25 5 14 57 69 17 1 0.303 0.387 0.52 0.907
DH J.D. Martinez J. Martinez (R) 96 3 93 401 116 63 23 1 29 80 72 2 1 0.325 0.392 0.64 1.031
1B Steve Pearce S. Pearce (R) 86 4 38 126 36 20 11 0 5 22 21 0 0 0.321 0.389 0.55 0.943
SS Xander Bogaerts X. Bogaerts (R) 88 5 81 356 89 45 26 2 16 64 47 2 1 0.28 0.348 0.53 0.873
3B Rafael Devers R. Devers (L) 86 6 90 371 83 49 20 0 14 48 42 5 1 0.241 0.291 0.42 0.713
2B Eduardo Nunez E. Nunez (R) 80 7 83 333 80 59 15 0 6 24 36 4 2 0.252 0.279 0.36 0.634
CF Jackie Bradley Jr. J. Bradley Jr. (L) 82 8 87 324 59 34 18 1 6 32 40 11 0 0.207 0.293 0.34 0.633
C Sandy Leon S. Leon (S) 69 9 48 163 36 25 7 0 4 19 19 1 0 0.237 0.282 0.36 0.644

2018 Recent Red Sox Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
7/22 @ DET W 9-1 Chris Sale (L), 6 IP, 9 SO, 0 ER, W Mookie Betts Andrew Benintendi J.D. Martinez Steve Pearce Xander Bogaerts Rafael Devers Eduardo Nunez Jackie Bradley Jr. Sandy Leon
7/21 @ DET L 0-5 Brian Johnson (L), 5 IP, 5 SO, 0 ER, L Mookie Betts Andrew Benintendi Xander Bogaerts Mitch Moreland Steve Pearce Rafael Devers Eduardo Nunez Jackie Bradley Jr. Blake Swihart
7/20 @ DET W 1-0 David Price (L), 6.1 IP, 5 SO, 0 ER, W Mookie Betts Andrew Benintendi J.D. Martinez Steve Pearce Xander Bogaerts Mitch Moreland Eduardo Nunez Brock Holt Sandy Leon
7/15 vs TOR W 5-2 Brian Johnson (L), 4.2 IP, 5 SO, 2 ER, ND Mookie Betts Xander Bogaerts J.D. Martinez Mitch Moreland Steve Pearce Brock Holt Eduardo Nunez Sandy Leon Jackie Bradley Jr.
7/14 vs TOR W 6-2 Eduardo Rodriguez (L), 5.1 IP, 5 SO, 0 ER, ND Mookie Betts Brock Holt J.D. Martinez Xander Bogaerts Jackie Bradley Jr. Eduardo Nunez Blake Swihart Sandy Leon Tzu-Wei Lin
7/13 vs TOR L 7-13 Rick Porcello (R), 2 IP, 2 SO, 8 ER, L Mookie Betts Brock Holt J.D. Martinez Xander Bogaerts Mitch Moreland Eduardo Nunez Sam Travis Sandy Leon Jackie Bradley Jr.
7/12 vs TOR W 6-4 David Price (L), 6.2 IP, 8 SO, 3 ER, W Mookie Betts Andrew Benintendi J.D. Martinez Steve Pearce Xander Bogaerts Brock Holt Eduardo Nunez Sandy Leon Jackie Bradley Jr.
7/11 vs TEX W 4-2 Chris Sale (L), 7 IP, 12 SO, 0 ER, W Mookie Betts Andrew Benintendi J.D. Martinez Mitch Moreland Xander Bogaerts Brock Holt Eduardo Nunez Sandy Leon Jackie Bradley Jr.
7/10 vs TEX W 8-4 Hector Velazquez (R), 3 IP, 2 SO, 1 ER, ND Mookie Betts Andrew Benintendi J.D. Martinez Mitch Moreland Xander Bogaerts Brock Holt Rafael Devers Blake Swihart Jackie Bradley Jr.
7/9 vs TEX W 5-0 Eduardo Rodriguez (L), 5.2 IP, 5 SO, 0 ER, W Mookie Betts Andrew Benintendi J.D. Martinez Steve Pearce Xander Bogaerts Mitch Moreland Eduardo Nunez Rafael Devers Sandy Leon

Notes

These bats are the more expensive in the fantasy industry, but they also come with large upside on a nightly basis. In addition to these names, Boston re-signed Mitch Moreland, who has been excellent at first base. He offers up value at the position, and is usually hitting cleanup. Boston did trade for Steve Pearce, who is likely going to platoon against left-handed pitching giving his track record. Rafael Devers is a young third base option for the future, and has been trending in the right direction over the last month or two. Devers alongside Eduardo Nunez has rounded out a pretty solid infield, but don’t have the upside of the outfield options. With Dustin Pedroia on the DL, Nunez and Brock Holt have been filling in. While they don’t offer up a lot of power, the contact rates are on the higher side. Boston is another team to carry three catchers, and Blake Swihart was one that is usually the odd man out. Christian Vazquez and Sandy Leon both split time behind the dish, but all three have had little offensive value this season.