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Fantasy Baseball 365:
Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox minor league talent is spread across all levels. It was a toss up for the top spot between a big league ready bat that will likely open the year in Triple-A, and an exciting power hitting infielder that is a few years away. If your preference if for hitters, enjoy the Red Sox organizational top five, as not a single pitcher can be found.
Top 5 fantasy baseball prospects
1- Ryan Lavarnway, C
If asked which super hero Ryan Lavarnway most reminds me of, I'd have to say Hulk, because Lavarnway smash. In 1372 minor league at-bats he has slashed .284/.376/.521 with 77 home runs. He was at his best last year in 227 Triple-A at-bats where he hit .295/.390/.612 with 18 home runs. Lavarnway walks a lot, and his strikeout rate is completely acceptable for a player with his slugging prowess.
The bat has never really been the question with Lavarnways. Concerns have always revolved around his ability to stick behind the plate. When he entered the system as a sixth ...
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Of all the things that Jason Varitek has done during his lengthy career with the Red Sox, none is more recognizable than jamming his catcher's mitt in the face of Alex Rodriguez. And that's something that doesn't sit well with Jason, nor his father.
“It wasn't something that you're proud of. We've been down this road talking with my kids...
Alex Hassan is a 23 year old outfielder who spent all last year playing for the Portland Sea Dogs. Hassan is a Massachusetts native who grew up in Milton. He was drafted by the Red Sox in the 20th round of the 2009 draft. Hassan has done nothing but impress since being drafted by the Sox. He is known for his excellent plate discipline and ability to grind out at bats. He received an...
FORT MYERS, Fla. –– Darnell McDonald didn't train with any more urgency this offseason. When the outfielder first received word of Carl Crawford's wrist surgery in January, he didn't overthink the situation. The 33-year-old just kept his routine the same, patiently biding his time. "Every offseason, I try to put myself in the best situation to help contribute...
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Aaron Barbosa RF
Tucker Roeder C
Matt Miller LF
Jon Leroux DH
Pete Castoldi 2B
Jason Roth 1B
Ricky Salvucci 3B
Oliver Hart SS
Connor Lyons CF
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Jose Iglesias SS
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Darnell McDonald DH
Ryan Sweeney RF
Cody Ross LF
Will Middlebrooks 3B
Pitching: Jon Lester...
Theo Epstein has a tall task ahead of him in reestablishing the Cubs’ image as a respectable baseball team, and apparently that starts with emphasis on a good night’s sleep.
Saying that the “organization will no longer tolerate players who enjoy the nightlife at the expense of getting a good night’s sleep,” Epstein seems committed to making whatever changes necessary to...
FORT MYERS, Fla. –– Another setback has slowed Carl Crawford's bid for a starting spot on Opening Day. After a few swings on Tuesday, the Red Sox outfielder sensed pain in his left wrist –– the same one that was surgically repaired in early January. He aggravated it more during bunting drills on Wednesday and will be shut down for a few days. "You're always concerned...
Well, it looks like another Major League Baseball team is out to limit alcohol and its effects on performance. As newly crowned Chicago Cubs president, Theo Epstein wants his players to get a good night's rest before each game. After all of the news that came out regarding the Red Sox clubhouse this offseason, it seems only fitting that Epstein would impose some sort of regulation...
Jason Varitek's retirement has opened up a job as the backup catcher in Boston. Give young Ryan Lavarnway every chance to get the gig.
FORT MYERS, Fla. –– Bobby Valentine has already written up the lineup for Saturday's exhibition games against Northeastern and Boston College. And that isn't a typo in the second lineup. David Ortiz will be playing first base in the second spring training game, possibly another example of Valentine planning for down the road. Here are the complete lineups for Saturday...
When it was announced that Bobby Valentine would be the new manager of the Red Sox, I wrote how this would “spice up” the rivalry with the Yankees. Although we saw some of that in action this week with the comments Valentine made about Derek Jeter (’01 flip) and Alex Rodriguez (Varitek brawl), don’t be fooled into thinking this will ever return to the cold war days of 2003...
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Josh Beckett pitched two scoreless innings and Lars Anderson hit a grand slam, leading manager Bobby Valentine and the Boston Red Sox to an 8-3 victory over a Minnesota Twins split squad in their spring training opener Sunday.
Beckett gave up one hit with two strikeouts for Boston, which beat Northeastern 25-0 and Boston College 6-3 Saturday in exhibition...
There are two games today; the second is televised.Pitching: Felix Doubront, Junichi Tazawa, Doug Mathis, Chorye Spoone.Nick Punto will play second. Pedroia will start the first game, whivh is not being covered.
Former Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek retired yesterday. Crying like you would if you could retire at 39.
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In a nice coda to Jason Varitek's classy, low-key departure, the Future (it's always about the Future) had something to say during a meaningless B game. Buster Olney @Buster_ESPNRyan Lavarnway with a moonshot homer to left with two outs in the first. This is not to say that the future has been determined, but it's a good reminder that change is good and necessary...