|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||0.00||0.00||.000||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs N.Y. Yankees||27||7||1|| .310|| .407|| .259|
|vs Pineda (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||127||34||4|| .367|| .417|| .268|
|12/21/2014||Matt Wieters, C BAL||Wilson Ramos, C WAS|
Mookie Betts, CF BOS
Jeremy Hellickson, SP ARI
Jake McGee, RP TB
|12/20/2014||Andrew Miller, SP NYY||Mookie Betts, CF BOS|
|12/20/2014||Francisco Lindor, SS CLE|
Eric Hosmer, 1B KC
Mookie Betts, CF BOS
Noah Syndergaard, SP NYM
|Anthony Rizzo, 1B CHC|
|Last 10 Games|
Red Sox considering Mookie Betts as leadoff hitter
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(12/13/14) The Red Sox are considering using outfielder Mookie Betts as the team's leadoff hitter, ESPNBoston.com reports.
"He's clearly a candidate for us," manager John Farrell said of Betts Saturday. "[Former leadoff hitter Jacoby Ellsbury] did such a great job for us for a number of years and when he signed elsewhere we went through a little bit of a search to get those skills."
Betts posted a .388 OBP out of the leadoff spot last season. However, he's not guaranteed a starting job in Boston's crowded outfield.
Mookie Betts will see more work at second base for now
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(9/11/14) Though the Red Sox still see Mookie Betts as an outfielder, the team will have the rookie fill in for Dustin Pedroia and Brock Holt at second base moving forward, manager John Farrell told the Providence Journal on Thursday. Betts has yet to play at that position this season. He is hitting .280/.357/.448 with four homers and 11 RBI over 125 at-bats this season.
Mookie Betts soaring since becoming regular with Red Sox
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(9/5/14) Red Sox rookie outfielder Mookie Betts has taken the responsibility of every-day action and run with it.
Betts has hit safely in all but four games since earning starter status upon his promotion from Triple-A Pawtucket on Aug. 18. He is 19 for 71 since then and has raised his average from .243 to .283. He has been particularly hot in his last six games with 10 hits in 26 at-bats, two home runs, seven RBI and six runs scored.
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.
|2014 summary: Mookie Betts didn't wow Fantasy owners in his initial callup to the majors, and when Shane Victorino was activated just over three weeks later, the 21-year-old was sent back to Triple-A Pawtucket. Nearly a month after that, the Red Sox called upon Betts to replace Jackie Bradley as their starting center fielder, and this time, he made a huge impression. In 39 games, Betts batted .304, compiled a .391 on-base percentage and delivered four home runs and six stolen bases.|
Playing time status: Betts served as the team's starting second baseman down the stretch, but with Dustin Pedroia expected to be fully recovered from his wrist injury, he will have to earn a spot in the outfield if he is to get regular playing time. Though Betts will have to face some competition, it's conceivable that he could settle into a steady starting role.
2015 outlook: Betts won't likely carry your team in any given category, but he's a well-rounded talent who should hit for average while producing double-digit home runs and steals. A high walk-to-strikeout ratio should make him valuable in points leagues, so Betts is worthy of a mid- to late-round pick in all standard mixed league formats.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
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|3/6/15||MIA||1:05 pm|| |
|3/7/15||@ BAL||1:05 pm|| |
|3/7/15||MIN||1:05 pm|| |
|3/8/15||@ NYM||1:10 pm|| |
|3/9/15||@ STL||1:05 pm|| |
|3/10/15||TB||1:05 pm|| |