Boston Red Sox Starting Lineup 11/12/18 Red Sox Lineup

108-54, 1st in AL East

Projected Proj

vs LAD

12:09 am UTC, 11/1

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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.

Updated: 9:00 am UTC, 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. Bradley 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. Bradley 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. Bradley 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. Bradley 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. Bradley 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. Bradley 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. Bradley 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. Bradley Jr. Sandy Leon S. 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.