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50 Mookie Betts CF
Height/Weight: 5-9/156 | Birthdate: 10/7/1992 | Birthplace: Nashville, TN | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Boston | College: None | MLB Experience: 1 | Owned/Started%: 66/54 | Average Draft Position: 164.00
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Mookie Betts will see more work at second base for now


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) 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.

Hitters to start in Week 24


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/7/2014) Looking for a sleeper hitter for Fantasy Week 24 (Sept. 8-14)? Russell Martin, Matt Adams, Scooter Gennett, Luis Valbuena, J.J. Hardy and Mookie Betts are just of the few of the ones I recommend in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.

To find out why, be sure to check it out.


Mookie Betts soaring since becoming regular with Red Sox


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) 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
(8/26/2014) 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
(8/25/2014) 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
(8/18/2014) 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
(8/7/2014) 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
(8/7/2014) 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. 


Mookie Betts expected to be sent to Triple-A


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) The Red Sox are expected to send outfielder Mookie Betts down to Triple-A Pawtucket Thursday, according to reporter Maureen Mullen. The move is expected to clear a spot for Kelly Johnson's activation from the disabled list.

The 21-year-old Betts is hitting just .244/.279/.366 in 41 at-bats for the Red Sox, but the team has had trouble finding consistent playing time for him in a crowded outfielder.  


Manager: Mookie Betts needs more playing time


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) John Farrell claimed Wednesday that he is seeking to find more at-bats for Red Sox rookie outfielder Mookie Betts, per WEEI.com He is set to start in center Wednesday.

Betts has just four at-bats since his promotion Friday. He is 9 for 37 on the year.


Mookie Betts, Alex Wilson promoted by Red Sox


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) The Red Sox have promoted second baseman Mookie Betts and reliever Alex Wilson in the wake of their active Thursday at the trading deadline.

Betts returns after spending under two weeks at Pawtucket. Wilson also spent a short time with Boston earlier this year, giving up one run on three hits in three innings pitched.


Red Sox option Mookie Betts to Triple-A


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) The Red Sox optioned outfielder Mookie Betts to Triple-A Pawtucket Saturday to make room for the activation of outfielder Shane Victorino.

Betts earned a promotion at the end of June after posting elite numbers in the minors for the second season in a row. However, he managed to hit just .235/.278/.382 with one home run, two RBI and one stolen base in 34 at-bats before the break. With Victorino healthy, Betts will continue to see regular playing time at the Triple-A level.


Shane Victorino's return could push Mookie Betts out


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) If Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino is able to come off the disabled list Saturday, that could spell the end of Mookie Betts' time in the majors, according to WEEI.com.

The Red Sox are expected to option Betts to Triple-A Pawtucket if Victorino proves healthy enough to play, as the team wants Betts receiving consistent playing time both in the field and at the plate. He has played in just 10 games over three weeks since he was promoted from Triple-A, and is hitting .235/.278/.382 in that time. 


Mookie Betts moves up in lineup


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Red Sox rookie outfielder Mookie Betts was moved up from eighth to sixth in the batting order for Thursday's game against the White Sox. Betts went 2 for 3 with two runs scored Wednesday, highlighted by an 11-pitch at-bat against Chicago ace Chris Sale.

Over his last four games, Betts is 5 for 16 with a homer and four runs scored.


Mookie Betts' chances of sticking around improve


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/8/2014) Shane Victorino just can't seem to get it together. The 33-year-old suffered another setback in his rehabilitation from back and hamstring injuries Wednesday -- by my count, that's his third -- and will miss what we can only assume is a few more weeks, assuming a fourth setback doesn't follow.

While delighting in another man's suffering is unbecoming of a true sportsman, those of us who don't play a true sport can't help but consider what Victorino's setback means for Mookie Betts. I, for one, believe he'll stick around as a result, and if the Red Sox know he won't be making a return trip to the minors anytime soon, I suspect they'll want to play him closer to every day.

I don't think it makes him a must-add or anything, particularly in leagues that don't require the use of an extra middle infielder, but it helps his chances. I'm not taking him off my radar just yet.


Mookie Betts in, Jackie Bradley out of Tuesday lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) The Red Sox lineup Tuesday against the White Sox includes Mookie Betts in center field rather than Jackie Bradley.

A matchup against left-hander John Danks has Bradley out, but the latter owns a slightly better batting average againstg southpaws than righties this season.


Mookie Betts as advertised so far


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/3/2014) Mookie Betts may have hit his first home run, but it was another first that caught my attention Wednesday. In his fourth game and 12th at-bat, he finally struck out against major-league pitching.

Granted, it's way too early to base any conclusions on it, but I can only take it as a good sign for a player whose most notable skill is making contact. He struck out less than one every eight at-bats during his minor-league career, but he wouldn't be the first of his kind to struggle at the highest level. Against pitchers with better control and secondary stuff that they saw in the minors, it's not unusual for any hitter, regardless of his skill set, to strike out more than usual in his first go-round, particularly a 21-year-old with only 81 career games above Class A.

But we've been told Betts isn't just any hitter. So far, he's as advertised.

Again, it's too early to tell anything, but I wouldn't be discouraged over his 3-for-15 start.


Mookie Betts hits first career homer in loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2014) Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts made his presence felt in his fourth career game Wednesday, as he homered for the first time in a 16-9 loss to the Cubs.

Betts trimmed a five-run Cubs lead to three in the fifth inning, when he clubbed a two-run home run to left. It was one of two hits for the rookie, who finished 2 for 5 with two RBI and two runs scored in the loss.

Betts is hitting .200 through four games, though he has just one strikeout in 15 at-bats. 


Mookie Betts may be a wait-and-see option


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/30/2014) In terms of the skill set he has and how he profiles as a player, I really like Mookie Betts. He walked more than he struck out in his minor-league career, suggesting a high batting average and on-base percentage are in his future. He runs well enough to steal bases but has enough pop that his entire worth doesn't depend on it.

Of course, right now, he's only eligible at second base, which isn't a position of need in most Fantasy leagues. He only got the call because Shane Victorino suffered a setback on his minor-league rehab assignment, so he could easily go back Triple-A once the Red Sox have more able bodies. He hadn't played a game above Class A before this year and is still only 21, so he was clearly rushed to meet a need. And as good as his minor-league numbers are, I'm a little wary of another Jackie Bradley situation. I realize Bradley wasn't as good at Betts in the upper levels of the minors, so maybe it's irrational, but ... oh, whatever. I'll mention it anyway.

I guess the long and short of it is that I'm not rushing to pick up Betts in a standard mixed league, meaning a 10- or 12-team format with fewer than 300 players rostered, but I'm certainly keeping an eye on him and am ready to act quickly if he forces the issue with a big game.

Naturally, if you have a roster spot to play with, it doesn't hurt to beat the rush, but Betts isn't as much of a priority as some of the other call-ups we've seen this year.


Mookie Betts coming up Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Red Sox infielder Mookie Betts has been called up from Triple-A Saturday.

The club optioned Rubby De La Rosa down to the minors in order to make room for Betts. Betts will not start Saturday, but figures to find his way into the starting lineup eventually. He hit .345/.437/.520 over two minor-league levels. 


Report: Mookie Betts on his way up Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts has been promoted to the majors Saturday, according to the Boston Herald.

Over two levels, Betts has hit .345/.437/.520. The team has not announced a corresponding roster move. It's unclear where Betts will play in the majors. 


Mookie Betts just a speculative stash in seasonal formats


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2014) I really hadn't considered Red Sox prospect Mookie Betts a candidate for a promotion to the majors this season until someone brought up his name on Twitter. After looking at what he's done since his promotion to Triple-A Pawtucket, he's becoming an option for the Red Sox later this summer.

Betts is batting .337 with a .418 on-base percentage, .465 slugging percentage and .883 OPS in 21 games and hasn't missed a beat since his promotion. His slugging percentage is almost down a 100 points with Pawtucket, but his numbers are still really good.

Betts began the season as a second-base prospect, but obviously his path to the majors is blocked by Dustin Pedroia, so he was moved to center field. Thus far, the results have been pretty good. Betts has played 27 games in center field this season and has committed zero errors in 56 chances. It seems his athleticism is translating well to the outfield.

Jackie Bradley is still struggling offensively for Boston. His defense is pretty good, which is why he continues to start despite a .211 average. But it might not be so crazy to think Betts could push Bradley for playing time later this summer, especially if he continues to perform so well in the minors. Heck, maybe the Red Sox would even considered Betts as a corner outfielder, especially if Shane Victorino keeps having setbacks in his recovery.

Betts is still only worth a speculation stash in the deepest of seasonal formats, but if he gets the call to the majors, then he's certainly a player I would consider adding in Fantasy, especially with second-base eligibility.


Red Sox promoting Mookie Betts to Triple A


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2014) The Red Sox are promoting top prospect Mookie Betts from Double-A Portland to Triple-A Pawtucket, reports SoxProspects.com. Betts batted .355/.443/.551 in 253 plate appearances at Portland.

Mookie Betts won't be called up any time soon


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2014) Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said prospect Mookie Betts, who just started playing outfield at Double-A Portland, won't be a major-league option any time soon, reports WEEI.com. Boston could use a lot more production from its outfield.

"He’s in Double A, he’s doing well, he’s starting to be exposed to the outfield,” Cherington said. "I don’t think we’re really at a point in the season to really consider that. I think we’ve got to focus on the guys here. We know the overall performance of the team has to improve. The outfield production is one aspect of that. But there’s a lot of different aspects of it. We’ve got to look at everything. I would say that no, it’s not a consideration right now. He’s where he needs to be."


Mookie Betts to play at all three outfield positions


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2014) Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said prospect Mookie Betts will play all three outfield positions, as he continues to bounce back and forth between the infield and outfield at Double-A Portland.

"He’s played center field so far, he’ll probably see some action in both of the corners at some point also. This is a pretty natural thing to do," Cherington said, per WEEI.com. "He’s always run out to the outfield every day during [batting practice]. He’s very athletic. It comes very natural to him. That's another way, when you get to the upper levels of the system, we try to  increase the options and increase the flexibility. For the time being, you’ll see him split time between the outfield and second base."