Boston Red Sox Starting Lineup 2/15/19 Red Sox Lineup

108-54, 1st in AL East

red-x Projected Proj

vs LAD

12:09 am GMT, 11/1

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The Red Sox will bring back the same lineup that won them the 2018 World Series. Alex Cora has already hinted at Andrew Benintendi hitting leadoff to get Mookie Betts hitting second so he can get more runners on base when he is at-bat. Mitch Moreland and Steve Pearce will platoon, as Pearce is a lefty-masher that signed another year to stay in Boston. Moreland will play when right-handed pitchers are on the mound. J.D. Martinez was a much needed power bat in the middle of the lineup, and Boston has a few years of him hitting cleanup. After that the depth starts to show as Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers are two strong bats hitting fifth and sixth. Boston will likely get Dustin Pedroia back, who will share some time with Eduardo Nunez, but Pedroia will need to show that he is healthy as well.

Updated: 9:00 am GMT, 10/29

Starting Lineup

D. Price , (L), SP
1. M. Betts , (R), CF
2. A. Benintendi , (L), LF
3. S. Pearce , (R), 1B
4. J. Martinez , (R), RF
5. X. Bogaerts , (R), SS
6. B. Holt , (L), 2B
7. R. Devers , (L), 3B
8. C. Vazquez , (R), C
9. D. Price , (L), SP
Pos Pitcher
SP David Price D. Price (L)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP David Price D. Price (L) 84 30 16-7 176 722 151 75 70 25 50 177 0.24% 0.09% 1.14 0.275
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
CF Mookie Betts M. Betts (R) 96 1 137 614 180 96 47 5 32 80 129 30 6 0.346 0.438 0.64 1.078
LF Andrew Benintendi A. Benintendi (L) 91 2 148 659 168 105 41 6 16 87 103 21 3 0.29 0.366 0.47 0.831
1B Steve Pearce S. Pearce (R) 86 3 77 251 61 35 14 1 11 42 35 0 0 0.284 0.378 0.51 0.89
RF J.D. Martinez J. Martinez (R) 96 4 150 649 188 106 37 2 43 130 111 6 1 0.33 0.402 0.63 1.031
SS Xander Bogaerts X. Bogaerts (R) 88 5 136 580 148 77 45 3 23 103 72 8 2 0.288 0.36 0.52 0.882
2B Brock Holt B. Holt (L) 77 6 109 367 89 62 18 2 7 46 41 7 7 0.277 0.362 0.41 0.773
3B Rafael Devers R. Devers (L) 86 7 121 490 108 63 24 0 21 66 59 5 2 0.24 0.298 0.43 0.731
C Christian Vazquez C. Vazquez (R) 72 8 80 268 52 39 10 0 3 16 24 4 1 0.207 0.257 0.28 0.54
SP David Price D. Price (L) 84 9 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0

2018 Recent Red Sox Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10/29 @ LAD W 5-1 David Price D. Price (L), 7 IP, 5 SO, 1 ER, W Mookie Betts M. Betts Andrew Benintendi A. Benintendi Steve Pearce S. Pearce J.D. Martinez J. Martinez Xander Bogaerts X. Bogaerts Brock Holt B. Holt Rafael Devers R. Devers Christian Vazquez C. Vazquez David Price D. Price
10/28 @ LAD W 9-6 Eduardo Rodriguez E. Rodriguez (L), 5.2 IP, 6 SO, 4 ER, ND Mookie Betts M. Betts Andrew Benintendi A. Benintendi Steve Pearce S. Pearce J.D. Martinez J. Martinez Xander Bogaerts X. Bogaerts Eduardo Nunez E. Nunez Brock Holt B. Holt Christian Vazquez C. Vazquez Eduardo Rodriguez E. Rodriguez
10/27 @ LAD L 2-3 Rick Porcello R. Porcello (R), 4.2 IP, 5 SO, 1 ER, ND Mookie Betts M. Betts Xander Bogaerts X. Bogaerts Mitch Moreland M. Moreland J.D. Martinez J. Martinez Brock Holt B. Holt Rafael Devers R. Devers Jackie Bradley Jr. J. B. Jr. Christian Vazquez C. Vazquez Rick Porcello R. Porcello
10/25 vs LAD W 4-2 David Price D. Price (L), 6 IP, 5 SO, 2 ER, W Mookie Betts M. Betts Andrew Benintendi A. Benintendi Steve Pearce S. Pearce J.D. Martinez J. Martinez Xander Bogaerts X. Bogaerts Rafael Devers R. Devers Ian Kinsler I. Kinsler Jackie Bradley Jr. J. B. Jr. Christian Vazquez C. Vazquez
10/24 vs LAD W 8-4 Chris Sale C. Sale (L), 4 IP, 7 SO, 3 ER, ND Mookie Betts M. Betts Andrew Benintendi A. Benintendi Steve Pearce S. Pearce J.D. Martinez J. Martinez Xander Bogaerts X. Bogaerts Rafael Devers R. Devers Ian Kinsler I. Kinsler Sandy Leon S. Leon Jackie Bradley Jr. J. B. Jr.
10/19 @ HOU W 4-1 David Price D. Price (L), 6 IP, 9 SO, 0 ER, W Mookie Betts M. Betts Andrew Benintendi A. Benintendi J.D. Martinez J. Martinez Xander Bogaerts X. Bogaerts Mitch Moreland M. Moreland Ian Kinsler I. Kinsler Rafael Devers R. Devers Christian Vazquez C. Vazquez Jackie Bradley Jr. J. B. Jr.
10/18 @ HOU W 8-6 Rick Porcello R. Porcello (R), 4 IP, 3 SO, 4 ER, ND Mookie Betts M. Betts Andrew Benintendi A. Benintendi J.D. Martinez J. Martinez Xander Bogaerts X. Bogaerts Rafael Devers R. Devers Steve Pearce S. Pearce Brock Holt B. Holt Christian Vazquez C. Vazquez Jackie Bradley Jr. J. B. Jr.
10/16 @ HOU W 8-2 Nathan Eovaldi N. Eovaldi (R), 6 IP, 4 SO, 2 ER, W Mookie Betts M. Betts Andrew Benintendi A. Benintendi J.D. Martinez J. Martinez Xander Bogaerts X. Bogaerts Steve Pearce S. Pearce Eduardo Nunez E. Nunez Ian Kinsler I. Kinsler Christian Vazquez C. Vazquez Jackie Bradley Jr. J. B. Jr.
10/14 vs HOU W 7-5 David Price D. Price (L), 4.2 IP, 4 SO, 4 ER, ND Mookie Betts M. Betts Andrew Benintendi A. Benintendi J.D. Martinez J. Martinez Xander Bogaerts X. Bogaerts Steve Pearce S. Pearce Rafael Devers R. Devers Ian Kinsler I. Kinsler Jackie Bradley Jr. J. B. Jr. Christian Vazquez C. Vazquez
10/14 vs HOU L 2-7 Chris Sale C. Sale (L), 4 IP, 5 SO, 2 ER, ND Mookie Betts M. Betts Andrew Benintendi A. Benintendi J.D. Martinez J. Martinez Xander Bogaerts X. Bogaerts Steve Pearce S. Pearce Brock Holt B. Holt Eduardo Nunez E. Nunez Jackie Bradley Jr. J. B. Jr. Sandy Leon S. Leon

2019 Boston Red Sox Pitching Analysis

Fresh off a World Series win, Boston will return the same rotation they ended with from 2018. After trading for Nathan Eovaldi last season, they have signed him long term. He will be a back end of the rotation starter, and really showed he could hack it in the league after a long career of recurring injuries. Boston will likely be careful with the power armed right-hander, and projections have his innings a bit limited, which makes sense given they have depth and will take it easy with his history. Working up the rotation, Eduardo Rodriguez continues to develop as a quality mid-rotation arm, but injuries continue to limit him from pitching a full season. It will be hard for Boston to rely on Rodriguez for a full year, but they are better suited to deal with what should be a looming injury. Rodriguez had 146 strikeouts in 129 innings last season, winning 13 games with a 3.82 ERA. Boston would gladly take that, but getting to the 150 inning mark would be an even better goal. Brian Johnson and Steven Wright would be a few names in long relief that will make some spot starts as well.

Boston’s big three consist of Chris Sale, Rick Porcello, and David Price. Sale pitched 158 innings last season, and he continues to show some sluggishness towards the end of the season over the last two years. This is a bit of a concern, but he was his usual self when healthy. He had a sub-2.50 ERA and boasted 237 strikeouts. Sale is one of the league’s best pitchers, and a tremendous ace to lean on. With his durability starting to become a question mark, Boston will have to keep a closer eye on him. Rick Porcello continues to be a huge innings eater, and a quality start machine. He was a strikeout per inning guy last season, winning 17 games. We shouldn’t expect much of a change for Porcello’s numbers this season, although you can expect the occasional blow up. David Price was a near World Series MVP, and really turned back the clock. Overall Price was very solid, and turned in what was really his most productive season in a Boston uniform. If Price pitches like last season, this Boston team has a better chance of duplicating their success.