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Roster Recap: The Fun and Fluky Sandy Leon

Welcome to BP Boston’s second annual Roster Recap series. Over the next few months, we’ll be analyzing every player on Boston’s 40-man roster and many of their top prospects in order to provide a comprehensive overview of the Red Sox roster’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as what we can expect moving forward. From MVP-candidate right fielders to reserve relievers, we...
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December 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Surveying Sandy Leon’s Defensive Value

For the first few weeks this season, catcher was a weak spot for the Red Sox. At different times, it featured a Christian Vazquez who could not figure out how to hit major-league pitching, a Blake Swihart who was either hurt or struggling on defense, and Ryan Hanigan being Ryan Hanigan. Things got so bad that Boston spent much of late June and July smack in the middle of Jonathan...
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September 01, 2016  |  Discuss

What Do Fans Like About Red Sox Catcher Sandy Leon’s 2016 Season?

If someone told you in spring training that Sandy Leon would be the Boston Red Sox’s starting catcher in late August, you probably wouldn’t have believed them. But that’s exactly what happened, and it couldn’t be going any better for Leon and the Red Sox. Leon has been a pleasant surprise at the plate for Boston with his .369 batting average, seven home runs and 26 RBIs...
August 26, 2016  |  Discuss

The Stunning Success of Sandy Leon

Sandy Leon. That’s the hook. I have you now. This Red Sox season has been an odd one. Jackie Bradley is an excellent hitter but his defense has taken a step back. Weird. David Ortiz is 40 and better than ever. Huh? David Price has been bad, but somehow really good too. What? But nowhere in this bizarre spin-cycle of a season has there been anything as strange as Sandy Leon. As...
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July 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Sandy Leon Looks To Continue Recent Offensive Success In Red Sox-Giants Series

Sandy Leon has had quite the run over the past 21 games. The Boston Red Sox catcher has a .452 batting average with nine doubles, two home runs and 13 RBIs over that stretch, and he has a chance to continue that success Tuesday night against the San Francisco Giants. Hear NESN’s Dave O’Brien and Jerry Remy discuss Leon’s contributions in the video from “Red Sox Gameday Live” above.
July 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Sandy Leon Thrown Into Deep End Upon Joining Red Sox Catching Picture

This embed is invalid" /> It’s sink or swim for Sandy Leon. The Boston Red Sox acquired Leon from the Washington Nationals on Monday upon placing catcher Christian Vazquez on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow sprain. Leon is the frontrunner to crack Boston’s Opening Day roster as the backup catcher, but the 26-year-old, who made his spring...
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Acquire Catcher Sandy Leon From Nationals In Exchange For Cash

The Boston Red Sox added some catching depth Monday morning. The Red Sox acquired catcher Sandy Leon from the Washington Nationals in exchange for cash. The club also placed catcher Christian Vazquez on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow sprain, which ultimately is what precipitated the Leon acquisition. Leon will be assigned to Boston’s major-league camp and is expected...
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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