|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||0.00||0.00||.000||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Toronto||3||1||1|| .500||1.333|| .333|
|vs Dickey (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||40||9||1|| .340|| .350|| .225|
|08/26/2014||Mookie Betts, RF BOS||Jorge Soler, RF CHC|
|08/25/2014||Fernando Rodney, RP SEA||Jeremy Hellickson, SP TB|
Mookie Betts, RF BOS
|08/25/2014||Joe Smith, RP LAA|
Mookie Betts, RF BOS
Chris Capuano, SP NYY
|James Shields, SP KC|
Danny Salazar, SP CLE
|Last 10 Games|
|Mookie Betts showing some life |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(8/26/14) Just when you thought you could write off Mookie Betts for the rest of 2014 and check back to see what kind of progress he's made next spring, he does something to remind you still has time to redeem his rookie season.
That "something" was the solo home run he hit Monday at Toronto. It wasn't his first home run ever, and it wasn't a part of some monster game. But it shed some light on what has been an encouraging performance since his latest stint at Triple-A Pawtucket.
In eight games since returning, he has a .918 OPS. Granted, it's a small enough sample size for a couple o-fers to completely wreck it, but the most encouraging part to me is the .438 on-base percentage. That's compared to just a .280 batting average. Betts has seven walks during that eight-game stretch after walking just once in his first 13 games.
It wouldn't mean as much if plate discipline wasn't supposed to be a critical part of the game. He's had more walks than strikeouts each of the last two years in the minors. The change in approach might indicate an increased level of comfort at the big-league level. He hadn't even played a game above Double-A coming into the year, remember, and is still only 21 years old. Clearly, the Red Sox rushed him, so his struggles shouldn't have come as a surprise to anyone.
For now, he's still eligible at second base, so his turnaround is something to monitor in Fantasy. I'm not so concerned about his playing time. The Red Sox could shift him to right field once Rusney Castillo is ready to go. By then, Allen Craig's foot will probably be barking again.
|Mookie Betts clubs second home run |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(8/25/14) Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts belted his second home run Monday against the Blue Jays.
Betts hit a solo shot in the fifth inning. He worked a six-pitch at-bat against J.A. Happ, homering on a 93 mph fastball. Betts would later walk and steal his fourth base. Betts finished 1 for 3, with one run scored and one RBI.
|Mookie Betts back with the Red Sox |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(8/18/14) The Red Sox recalled outfielder Mookie Betts from Triple-A Pawtucket Monday to take the roster spot of Jackie Bradley, who was demoted to the minors.
Betts hit .375 with a .521 slugging percentage, .965 OPS, seven doubles, seven RBI, seven runs, six walks and three stolen bases in 11 games since his early August demotion.
|Red Sox demote Mookie Betts, activate Kelly Johnson |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(8/7/14) John Farrell claimed he wanted to get at-bats for rookie Mookie Betts. Those at-bats for Betts will be coming for Triple-A Pawtucket.
Betts was demoted by the Red Sox on Thursday to make room for Kelly Johnson, who was activated off the disabled list. He had been out since July 22 with a groin injury.
|Mookie Betts sent back to Triple-A |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(8/7/14) The Red Sox officially optioned outfielder Mookie Betts to Triple-A Pawtucket Thursday, as expected.
Betts has started just two of his last five games, as the team was struggling to find playing time for him. He is hitting just .244/.279/.366 in 41 at-bats on the season.
|A non-entity in the Red Sox farm system in 2011 and 2012, Mookie Betts burst onto the scene as a 20-year-old getting his first taste of full-season ball in 2013, only improving after a midseason promotion to high Class A Salem. There, he hit .341 with seven homers, 20 steals and a .966 OPS in 185 at-bats, solidifying his breakthrough. He didn't improve in just one area. His batting average, home runs and stolen bases all increased, and with 81 walks to 57 strikeouts, his plate discipline was as good as it gets for a minor-leaguer. The performance was so out of left field that you have to guard against the possibility of a letdown, particularly as he makes his biggest jump yet to Double-A Portland. But if it was even halfway legitimate, Betts has a future in Fantasy. He's a must-have now in dynasty leagues because of that possibility, though with Dustin Pedroia locked up long-term, he's at least a couple years from reaching the majors.
(Updated 1/15/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|8/27/14||@ TOR||7:07 pm||Marcus Stroman|
|8/29/14||@ TB||7:10 pm||Chris Archer|
|8/30/14||@ TB||7:10 pm||Jake Odorizzi|
|8/31/14||@ TB||1:40 pm||Alex Cobb|
|9/1/14||@ TB||1:10 pm||Drew Smyly|
|9/2/14||@ NYY||7:05 pm||Shane Greene|
|9/3/14||@ NYY||7:05 pm||Hiroki Kuroda|