|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||0.00||0.00||.000||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Baltimore||19||5||0|| .364|| .263|| .263|
|vs Tillman (Career)||3||1||0|| .333||.333||.333|
|vs RHP||104||27||3|| .358|| .394|| .260|
|09/15/2014||LaTroy Hawkins, RP COL|
Dan Straily, SP CHC
|Gregor Blanco, CF SF|
Mookie Betts, CF BOS
|09/15/2014||Carlos Sanchez, SS CHW|
Jonathan Papelbon, RP PHI
Tim Hudson, SP SF
|Mookie Betts, CF BOS|
Adam LaRoche, 1B WAS
Norichika Aoki, RF KC
|09/14/2014||Alex Cobb, SP TB|
Kyle Hendricks, SP CHC
Ben Revere, CF PHI
Brian Dozier, 2B MIN
|Clayton Kershaw, SP LAD|
Scooter Gennett, 2B MIL
Matt Garza, SP MIL
Yovani Gallardo, SP MIL
Mookie Betts, CF BOS
|Last 10 Games|
|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.
|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.
|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|
|9/20/14||@ BAL||7:05 pm||Chris Tillman|
|9/21/14||@ BAL||1:35 pm||Miguel Gonzalez|
|9/23/14||TB||7:10 pm||Jake Odorizzi|
|9/24/14||TB||7:10 pm||Alex Cobb|
|9/25/14||TB||7:10 pm||Jeremy Hellickson|
|9/26/14||NYY||7:10 pm||Chris Capuano|
|9/27/14||NYY||1:05 pm||Masahiro Tanaka|