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2 Xander Bogaerts SS
Height/Weight: 6-3/185 | Birthdate: 10/1/1992 | Birthplace: Oranjestad, Aruba | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Boston | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 75/49 | Average Draft Position: 169.24
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Xander Bogaerts should be back Tuesday


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/21/2014) Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts, who left Sunday's game with a stiff neck, should be back in the lineup Tuesday against the Rays, according to the Providence Journal. The injury was the aftereffect of him getting hit by a ricocheted ball in batting practice.

Though Bogaerts is having a so-so rookie season, he has been terrific in September, batting .312 (24 for 77) with four home runs and an .840 OPS.


Xander Bogaerts exits early with stiff neck


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/21/2014) Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts left Sunday's game at the Orioles in the bottom of the second inning, and according to MassLive.com, he had a stiff neck. Jemile Weeks replaced Bogaerts in the game.

Bogaerts made just one plate appearance, and he grounded out.


Xander Bogaerts credits rest for turnaround


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/15/2014) Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts, who homered again Sunday at Kansas City to give him four home runs along with a .359 (23 for 64) batting average in 16 games since returning from an eight-day absence for a concussion in late August, thinks that break may have contributed to this surge, according to the Boston Herald.

"When I went down for a few days helped me out a lot," he said. "So, I feel good."

Bogaerts suggested he also benefited from the All-Star break, and the numbers back it up. In the 11 games immediately after the break, he hit .317 (13 for 41) with two home runs compared to .103 (11 for 107) with one home run in the 29 games immediately before it.

Manager John Farrell chooses to focus on the mechanical difference he sees from Bogaerts when the rookie is, in his own mind, well rested.

"Since coming back from the concussion he's been more balanced, and what it's allowed him to do is see the ball a little more clearly," said Farrell. "He's not lunging as violently to his front side and he's staying behind some swings. He's been able to carry it now for quite a while."


Hitters to start in Week 25


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/14/2014) Looking for a sleeper hitter for Fantasy Week 25 (Sept. 15-21)? Russell Martin, Steve Pearce, Jed Lowrie, Xander Bogaerts, Josh Rutledge and Michael Cuddyer might just fit the bill.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Xander Bogaerts remains hot with big game against Orioles


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) The Red Sox were pounded at Fenway Park on Wednesday, but shortstop Xander Bogaerts can't be blamed. He was their hitting star.

Bogaerts continued a strong surge with two hits, including a solo homer in the third inning that ended the shutout for Baltimore starter Wei-Yin Chen.

He is 17 of 43 in his last 10 games with three home runs and nine RBI.


Xander Bogaerts returns to lineup, as expected


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2014) As expected, Red Sox infielder Xander Bogaerts is back in the team's lineup Saturday, after recovering from a concussion.

Bogaerts has been out a week while recovering, and he spent that time on the 7-day disabled list. He is hitting eighth in Saturday's game against the Rays, and carries a .223/.293/.333 line for the season into the action. 


Xander Bogaerts ready to return Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Red Sox infielder Xander Bogaerts has passed Major League Baseball's concussion protocal, and should be back Saturday, according to the Providence Journal

Bogaerts can return from the 7-day disabled list Saturday, and it's looking like that will happen. He's hitting .223/.293/.333 over 435 at-bats. 


Xander Bogaerts could return Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Red Sox infielder Xander Bogaerts is no longer feeling the effects of his concussion, according to the Providence Journal

Bogaerts still has to pass league-mandated tests before he's cleared to return. He can come off the seven-day disabled list as early as Saturday. There's a chance he'll do that based on his progress. Bogaerts is hitting .223/.293/.333 over 435 at-bats. 


Red Sox place Xander Bogaerts on 7-day disabled list


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) The Red Sox placed infielder Xander Bogaerts on the seven-day concussion disabled list Sunday, retroactive to Saturday, the Boston Herald reports.

Bogaerts took a changeup to the earpiece of his helmet Friday and hasn't played since. He underwent further concussion testing Sunday, and the team saw enough to stick him on the disabled list. He has hit .223/.293/.333 with eight home runs and 30 RBI in 435 at-bats.


Xander Bogaerts set for concussion tests Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) Red Sox infielder Xander Bogaerts will undergo more concussion tests Sunday, ESPNBoston.com reports.

If Bogaerts doesn't pass Sunday's testing, the Red Sox will put him on the disabled list and bring up a replacement for the active roster. He was hit on the helmet by a pitch Friday and sat out Saturday's game, and he's not in the lineup Sunday either.


Xander Bogaerts: 'I'm OK' after scary HBP


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts has declared himself fine after taking an 89 mph changeup to the earpiece of his helmet Friday night. He wasn't blaming Seattle ace Felix Hernandez for the errant pitch.

"He's 0-2 and it probably slipped in his hand but it wasn't intentional," Bogaerts told ESPN. "You don't want to get hit in your head, obviously, but I got hit pretty good and thank God I'm OK right now."


Xander Bogaerts can't return Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts is not in the lineup Saturday against the Mariners, one day after he was hit by a pitch in the head. At this point, it is not clear what the nature of the issue is, but he will likely be re-evaluated throughout the day, with an update expected later.  

Xander Bogaerts leaves after being hit in the head


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2014) Red Sox infielder Xander Bogaerts left Friday's game after being hit in the head by a pitch.

Bogaerts was hit in the head while up to bat in the fifth inning. Trainers looked at Bogaerts following the play, but he managed to stay in the game. Bogaerts actually stayed in through the following inning, but was pulled at the beginning of the seventh. He will be evaluated for a concussion. Bogaerts was 0 for 1 with a strikeout before leaving the game. 


Red Sox to use Will Middlebrooks at third, Xander Bogaerts at shortstop


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) The Red Sox will recall Will Middlebrooks Triple-A Pawtucket prior to Friday's game against the Yankees. He is expected to serve as the everyday third baseman, shifting Xander Bogaerts to shortstop moving forward, MassLive.com reports.

Xander Bogaerts goes deep, can't spark rally


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Red Sox infielder Xander Bogaerts got his bat going late Tuesday against the Blue Jays, but it was not enough in a 4-2 loss.

Bogaerts went 2 for 4 with a pair of strikeouts, and also scored once and drove in one run with his ninth inning solo home run. He has been unable to snap out of his long slump as Bogaerts is hitting just .213/.241/.307 in 75 at-bats during the month of July.  

Bogaerts has failed to live up to expectations as a rookie, with a batting line of just .241/.311/.362 with eight home runs and 26 RBI in 98 games. 


Xander Bogaerts moving back to shortstop?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said Wednesday he hasn't ruled out moving Xander Bogaerts back to shortstop this season. However, manager John Farrell took a different stance Thursday, per MLB.com.

"We don't want to move Xander back and forth. We want some stability defensively," Farrell said. "Until that combination of players changes, we'll stay as is."


Manager backs slumping Xander Bogaerts


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) John Farrell has expressed support for Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts despite monumental struggles at the plate. The manager is planning to keep Bogaerts in the lineup.

"The one message we've been very strong and clear on is that we're committed to him," Farrell told the Providence Journal. "The one thing that we have to do is be consistent with him. He feels and senses the positive view of him. That is a long-term player for us, and we're not going to abandon someone because there's some growing pains along the way."

Bogaerts owned a .395 on-base percentage and .464 slugging percentage after more than 200 plate appearances. But he is hitting a disturbing .110 with a .151 OBP in his last 106 plate appearances with 29 strikeouts and just four walks. He has been flailing away at pitches out of the zone and has been dropped to ninth in the batting order.


Keep the faith in Xander Bogaerts


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/3/2014) Xander Bogaerts' starting rate has dropped from 86 to 40 percent in the last four weeks, which is fine. He's been in a debilitating slump since about the time the Red Sox moved him from shortstop to third base, batting .078 (6 for 77) in 21 games (going hitless in 15 of them), so you can understand why Fantasy owners would want to try their luck with someone else.

But what concerns me is how his ownership rate has dropped from 95 to 82 during that same time.

Granted, it's your team, and anything that prevents you from running it your way is not in the spirit of Fantasy Baseball ... so, you know, take whatever I have to say however you need to take it. But Bogaerts was as high-end as prospects get coming into the year and, less a month ago, was meeting expectatons and then some with a .299 batting average and .840 OPS. He's eligible at the two weakest positions in Fantasy and is as capable as anyone at either of elevating his game to the highest stratosphere in the second half.

I won't argue this slump has been really bad, almost unbelievably bad, but it's also been fairly short. When a player with his ability lives up to it 75 percent of the time, why focus on the 25 percent of the time he doesn't?


Red Sox not considering demotion for Xander Bogaerts


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2014) In spite of infielder Xander Bogaerts continued struggles at the plate, Red Sox manager John Farrell told MLB.com the team is not thinking about sending him down to the minors for some more seasoning.

"We haven't even considered that," Farrell said.

Bogaerts entered play Wednesday 0 for his last 19 and 2 for 42 since June 18. He is hitting .242/.322/.366 in 298 at-bats over 80 games during his rookie season. 


Slumping Xander Bogaerts not starting Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Scuffling Red Sox third baseman Xander Bogaerts has been given the day off for the Saturday game in Oakland. Jonathan Hererra is set to man the position.

Bogaerts hasn't had a hit in 12 at-bats since Tuesday. He has also in a 4-for-43 slide that has lowered his average from .299 to .265.


Xander Bogaerts back in the lineup


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2014) An illness limited Red Sox third baseman Xander Bogaerts to pinch-running duties Sunday, but he was back in the lineup Monday against the Twins. Bogaerts, who will bat second, is hitting .278 with six homers and 18 RBI in 245 at-bats.

Xander Bogaerts dealing with an illness Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Red Sox infielder Xander Bogaerts was not in the team's starting lineup Sunday due to an illness, according to the Boston Globe

Bogaerts came to the clubhouse dealing with an illness and will not play. There's hope Bogaerts will be able to return to the starting lineup Monday. He's hitting .278/.366/.429 over 245 at-bats.


Xander Bogaerts getting a break Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2014) Red Sox infielder Xander Bogaerts was not in the team's starting lineup Thursday.

It's a normal day of rest for Bogaerts. Brock Holt will get the start at third base with Bogaerts out. Over 237 at-bats, Bogaerts is hitting .278/.367/.422.


Xander Bogaerts won't blame slump on new position


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2014) Red Sox infielder Xander Bogaerts won't blame his recent slump on playing third base, according to WEEI.

"I really don’t think so," said Bogaerts when asked about the issue. "It’s just a matter of maybe a bit more work over there at third. I’m not saying I lost my focus on hitting, but sometimes you tend to try to fix things more over there."

Bogaerts is hitting just .163 in June, though the first game of his current slump actually came with him playing short. Bogaerts said he hasn't been able to get his barrel on balls recently, but doesn't think it's a big problem going forward. "We all make mistakes. We all struggle. We all go through tough stretches. I’m going to be fine."


Xander Bogaerts not sweating slump


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2014) A hitless slide that has reached four full games covering 16 at-bats doesn't seem to be fazing Red Sox rookie shortstop-turned-third baseman Xander Bogaerts.

"I'm going to be fine," he told WEEI.com after going 0 for 4 Wednesday night. "Sit back, relax and enjoy."

Bogaerts, who has been prone to hot and cold spells this season, now owns a .278 average that is at its lowest point since May 27.