Boston Red Sox Starting Lineup 5/17/21 Red Sox Lineup

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When matching preseason projections with the ultimate reality, one team that fell the farthest from grace had to be the 2018 defending World Series Champions. Sure, Boston finished six games over .500, but they fell far short of a predicted repeat AL East pennant. Their lineup heading into spring training has the same holes leftover over from last season, plus a big one added. Gone from the Red Sox lineup is Mookie Betts. In place of him is Alex Verdugo. Boston also sent David Price west to Los Angeles.

A new coach and a lot of question marks surround a team with a seemingly heavy number of underachievers in their batting order and pitching ranks. It will be very interesting to see how well Boston can compete in the very tough AL East. Boston is still a team with a solid top-half their order. However, the bats weaken from the sixth spot down. The bench doesn't have a name contributor and the pitching staff is full of more question marks than there are in the batting cage. The summary for Boston heading into would be question marks, lots of question marks.

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Red Sox Starting Lineup

1. M. Chavis , (R), 2B
2. R. Devers , (L), 3B
3. J. Martinez , (R), LF
4. X. Bogaerts , (R), DH
5. H. Renfroe , (R), CF
6. B. Dalbec , (R), 1B
7. M. Gonzalez , (S), RF
8. K. Plawecki , (R), C
9. J. Arauz , (S), SS
Pos Pitcher
P Nathan Eovaldi N. Eovaldi (R)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
P Nathan Eovaldi N. Eovaldi (R)
95
8 4-2 15 186 42 21 21 0 10 41 .220% .054% 1.16 .318
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2B Michael Chavis M. Chavis (R)
80
1 6 22 5 2 2 0 1 2 4 0 0 .227 .227 .455 .682
3B Rafael Devers R. Devers (L)
93
2 38 160 39 18 11 0 10 31 25 2 3 .279 .356 .571 .928
LF J.D. Martinez J. Martinez (R)
98
3 39 170 51 31 10 0 10 33 33 0 0 .345 .424 .615 1.038
DH Xander Bogaerts X. Bogaerts (R)
95
4 39 162 52 30 13 0 9 26 24 2 0 .354 .414 .626 1.039
CF Hunter Renfroe H. Renfroe (R)
65
5 33 124 27 17 5 0 5 19 17 0 1 .233 .266 .405 .671
1B Bobby Dalbec B. Dalbec (R)
62
6 33 119 24 12 7 1 4 17 9 1 0 .216 .269 .405 .674
RF Marwin Gonzalez M. Gonzalez (S)
68
7 34 138 26 16 9 0 1 9 14 2 0 .217 .312 .317 .628
C Kevin Plawecki K. Plawecki (R)
63
8 14 42 9 6 3 0 0 1 4 0 0 .243 .317 .324 .641
SS Jonathan Arauz J. Arauz (S)
67
9 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333

Most Common Red Sox Lineups

3 Games Game
1. Marwin Gonzalez
2. Alex Verdugo
3. J.D. Martinez
4. Xander Bogaerts
5. Rafael Devers
6. Christian Vazquez
7. Hunter Renfroe
8. Bobby Dalbec
9. Franchy Cordero
2 Games Game
1. Michael Chavis
2. Alex Verdugo
3. J.D. Martinez
4. Xander Bogaerts
5. Rafael Devers
6. Christian Vazquez
7. Marwin Gonzalez
8. Hunter Renfroe
9. Bobby Dalbec
2 Games Game
1. Marwin Gonzalez
2. Alex Verdugo
3. J.D. Martinez
4. Xander Bogaerts
5. Rafael Devers
6. Christian Vazquez
7. Hunter Renfroe
8. Franchy Cordero
9. Michael Chavis
2 Games Game
1. Kike Hernandez
2. Alex Verdugo
3. J.D. Martinez
4. Xander Bogaerts
5. Christian Vazquez
6. Marwin Gonzalez
7. Christian Arroyo
8. Hunter Renfroe
9. Bobby Dalbec
2 Games Game
1. Christian Arroyo
2. Alex Verdugo
3. J.D. Martinez
4. Xander Bogaerts
5. Rafael Devers
6. Christian Vazquez
7. Bobby Dalbec
8. Hunter Renfroe
9. Franchy Cordero
2 Games Game
1. Kike Hernandez
2. Alex Verdugo
3. J.D. Martinez
4. Xander Bogaerts
5. Rafael Devers
6. Christian Vazquez
7. Marwin Gonzalez
8. Hunter Renfroe
9. Bobby Dalbec

2021 Recent Red Sox Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
5/15 vs LAA W 9-0 Martin Perez M. Perez (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Marwin Gonzalez M. Gonzalez Alex Verdugo A. Verdugo J.D. Martinez J. Martinez Xander Bogaerts X. Bogaerts Rafael Devers R. Devers Christian Vazquez C. Vazquez Hunter Renfroe H. Renfroe Bobby Dalbec B. Dalbec Franchy Cordero F. Cordero
5/14 vs LAA W 4-3 Nick Pivetta N. Pivetta (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Michael Chavis M. Chavis Alex Verdugo A. Verdugo J.D. Martinez J. Martinez Xander Bogaerts X. Bogaerts Rafael Devers R. Devers Christian Vazquez C. Vazquez Marwin Gonzalez M. Gonzalez Hunter Renfroe H. Renfroe Bobby Dalbec B. Dalbec
5/13 vs OAK W 8-1 Garrett Richards G. Richards (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Michael Chavis M. Chavis Alex Verdugo A. Verdugo J.D. Martinez J. Martinez Xander Bogaerts X. Bogaerts Rafael Devers R. Devers Christian Vazquez C. Vazquez Hunter Renfroe H. Renfroe Bobby Dalbec B. Dalbec Jonathan Arauz J. Arauz
5/12 vs OAK L 1-4 Eduardo Rodriguez E. Rodriguez (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Marwin Gonzalez M. Gonzalez Alex Verdugo A. Verdugo J.D. Martinez J. Martinez Xander Bogaerts X. Bogaerts Rafael Devers R. Devers Christian Vazquez C. Vazquez Hunter Renfroe H. Renfroe Franchy Cordero F. Cordero Michael Chavis M. Chavis
5/11 vs OAK L 2-3 Nathan Eovaldi N. Eovaldi (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Marwin Gonzalez M. Gonzalez Alex Verdugo A. Verdugo J.D. Martinez J. Martinez Xander Bogaerts X. Bogaerts Rafael Devers R. Devers Christian Vazquez C. Vazquez Hunter Renfroe H. Renfroe Franchy Cordero F. Cordero Michael Chavis M. Chavis

Boston Red Sox FAQ

Things will be a little rough without Mookie Betts, but life has to go on for the Boston Red Sox. This is still an outstanding lineup but will need some of their players to carry over success from last season. Boston will have some shuffling to do at the top of the lineup with Betts gone, and it is likely we see Andrew Benintendi or even Alex Verdugo leadoff for most games. J.D. Martinez, Rafael Devers, and Xander Bogaerts will be the heart of the order guys. This also sets up for a nice lefty-righty mix of hitters before getting to the back half of the order. Christian Vazquez should dominate at-bats as the catcher, while Jackie Bradley will follow. Now depending on the opposing pitcher, we will see a mix of Kevin Pillar, Michael Chavis, and Jose Peraza.

Who Are The Platoon Bats For Boston?

With the outfield being all left-handed, the Boston Red Sox went out and grabbed Kevin Pillar to help give them a right-handed bat in the outfield. He will start more against left-handed pitching where Benintendi or Verdugo will sit.

Where Does Rafael Devers Bat?

Rafael Devers is set to hit third in the order this season. He is coming off of a breakout year, and the Red Sox will need him to continue to play well as the offense will need to make up some of Betts' production.

Who Will Replace Mookie Betts?

With the Red Sox and Dodgers trade going through, Betts will leave the Red Sox outfield. With Alex Verdugo coming over in return, he will slide right into a starting right field gig. However, he might see time off against left-handed pitching.

What Is The Best Red Sox Lineup Of All-Time?

The 2018 Boston Red Sox won 108 regular-season games and would run through elite teams in the postseason. They were stacked with Mookie Betts and JD Martinez, who led this offense. Rafael Devers and Xander Bogaerts also broke out.

What Is The Worst Red Sox Lineup Of All-Time?

The 1932 Boston Red Sox won just 43 games, giving them a win percentage of 27%. The pitching was terrible, and the offense really struggled. Given the mixture, they would go onto finish dead last in the division.

Who Has Played The Most Games For The Red Sox?

Carl Yastrzemski played over 3,000 games for the Boston Red Sox, which is the most all-time. He had over 3,400 hits and 450 home runs in a Sox uniform. He played from 1961 to 19832 and made 18 All-Star appearances.