Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:29:09 -0700
New York Yankees SS Stephen Drew is starting at second base and batting eighth in his debut with the team Friday, Aug. 1.
Fantasy Tip: Drew is expected to see the majority of his starts come at the keystone, but he can also be shifted to shortstop or third base, if needed. He's mainly an AL-only commodity as a glove-first player.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:25:07 -0700
Boston Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts figures to get playing time at the position now that SS Stephen Drew was dealt to the New York Yankees, and 3B Kelly Johnson will fill in at that position as 3B Will Middlebrooks works his way back into the lineup.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:28:05 -0700
The Boston Red Sox acquired 3B Kelly Johnson from the New York Yankees Thursday, July 31, in exchange for SS Stephen Drew.
Fantasy Tip: Boston's acquisition of Johnson will allow Xander Bogaerts to move back to his natural position, shortstop. That could make him more comfortable at the plate, as well. Johnson's value increases with this move, since he should have more consistent playing time, at least until the BoSox think Will Middlebrooks (finger) is ready to return.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:53:43 -0700
New York Yankees INF Stephen Drew will play second base, and 3B/OF Martin Prado will see time in right field and move to other places when needed.
Fantasy Tip: Both appear to be everyday players and should be added if available in deep-mixed games.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:45:27 -0700
The New York Yankees acquired SS Stephen Drew from the Boston Red Sox Thursday, July 31, in exchange for 2B Kelly Johnson.
Fantasy Tip: Drew is an interesting acquisition. He can spell Derek Jeter down the stretch and could presumably play some second base with Brian Roberts tiring in the second half. His playing time will likely be frustrating for owners, however. Drew is primarily an AL-only asset at this point.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:07:22 -0700
Boston Red Sox SS Stephen Drew had an RBI single and three-run home run Monday, July 21, against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Fantasy Tip: Drew entered the game with just five RBI all season, so Monday's output was a pleasant surprise. He is earning a hefty paycheck, and hasn't come close to earning his salary. However, he has the potential for nights like these, and baseball is a game of averages. If he starts to even out over the course of the next two months his fantasy owners could be treated to an extended hot streak.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:49:24 -0700
Boston Red Sox SS Stephen Drew had a pair of hits Friday, July 18, against the Kansas City Royals. He entered the game batting .158 in 29 games since joining the team in late May, and he raised his average to .167 after the two-hit effort.
Fantasy Tip: Drew has been a huge disappointment after signing a lucrative deal after the start of the season. Perhaps the All-Star break was just what he needed to get his game on track. He'll need a few more games like this one before he can be depended upon in anything more than the deepest of AL-only fantasy leagues.
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 07:27:03 -0700
The Boston Red Sox could consider trading SS Stephen Drew if he starts producing at the plate in the next few weeks.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 06:22:20 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Xander Bogaerts may still play shortstop in 2014, but the club wants to get him right at the plate before considering it. The likeliest scenario for him playing shortstop would be against a left-handed pitcher.
Fantasy Tip: A lot depends on the status of Will Middlebrooks (finger), where Brock Holt will play, and whether they still value Stephen Drew (maybe he'll be traded). Bogaerts isn't starter-worthy right now in most mixed leagues.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:35:28 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Brock Holt is starting at shortstop in place of SS Stephen Drew Wednesday, July 9.