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Red Sox | Steven Wright hurls second CG in May

Wed, 18 May 2016 17:05:51 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Steven Wright recorded his second complete game of the month Wednesday, May 18, in Game 1 of the team's doubleheader opposite the Kansas City Royals. He registered eight innings of three-run ball, scattering just five hits and one walk, while striking out six. However, he dropped to 3-4 on the year with the loss.

Fantasy Tip: Even though he has a losing record, Wright has been one of the biggest surprises in fantasy as it concerns starting pitchers, as the knuckleballer has miraculously yielded two runs or less in seven of his eight outings. He plays for a first-place team, too, so Wright also has a nice shot at garnering double-digit victories. With his 2.52 ERA, he's an acceptable option in all formats.

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Red Sox | Steven Wright goes the distance

Sun, 08 May 2016 20:01:01 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Steven Wright hurled a complete game in a 5-1 win over the New York Yankees Sunday, May 8, allowing one run on three hits while walking one and striking out seven.

Fantasy Tip: Wright's remarkable season continues for the knuckleballer, but it is hard to believe he will keep this up all year. You can ride the hot hand while it lasts, and it doesn't hurt to try to sell high in the meantime.

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Yankees | Jacoby Ellsbury out again

Sun, 08 May 2016 15:52:45 -0700

New York Yankees OF Jacoby Ellsbury (hip) is not starting Sunday, May 8, against the Boston Red Sox. OF Aaron Hicks is in center once again and will bat seventh against Red Sox SP Steven Wright.

Fantasy Tip: Ellsbury may not hit the disabled list, but he's not going to play either and that doesn't help you. Hicks had a .132 mark heading into Sunday, so there are better options to pursue in fantasy leagues.

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Red Sox | Steven Wright productive for Boston

Wed, 04 May 2016 10:54:24 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Steven Wright is the ninth pitcher in Red Sox history in the last 100 years to start a season with five starts of six-plus innings and two runs or less.

Fantasy Tip: Wright owns a 1.67 ERA and has struck out 31 hitters in 32 1/3 innings in five starts so far. We've seen knuckleballers bloom late before, but a high strand rate (80.3%) and low opponent's batting average on balls in play (.247) say Wright is bound for regression eventually. He's a popular waiver wire target right now, but be careful with him and play the matchups only in deeper mixed and AL-only leagues.

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Red Sox | Steven Wright whiffs eight in win

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 21:35:23 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Steven Wright allowed two runs - one earned - and three hits over seven innings with three walks and eight strikeouts in a win Wednesday, April 27, against the Atlanta Braves.

Fantasy Tip: That's four outings and four quality starts for Wright, who looks to be the new Tim Wakefield in Beantown. Fantasy owners can trust him in all AL-only leagues, and he is certainly worth using in deeper mixed formats and DFS as well.

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Red Sox | Steven Wright posts quality start, win

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 21:51:26 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Steven Wright allowed one unearned run, four hits and five walks over 6 2/3 innings in a win Friday, April 22, against the Houston Astros. He struck out six batters in the 116-pitch quality start.

Fantasy Tip: Wright was impressive working around the walks, but he'll need to work that number down if he hopes to see many more victories. He is worth using in deeper AL-only leagues and as a salary saver in DFS.

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Red Sox | Steven Wright takes Sunday loss

Sun, 17 Apr 2016 14:16:27 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Steven Wright took the loss Sunday, April 17, when his team fell 5-3 to the Toronto Blue Jays. Wright gave up two runs and six hits in six innings, struck out six and walked none.

Fantasy Tip: This is the second loss for Wright in eight days, both against Toronto. However, both starts had some highlights to them. Don't give up on Wright, as he shows signs of being a solid fantasy pitcher. Wright just needs better hitting around him in his starts.

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Red Sox | Steven Wright officially wins job

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 09:04:52 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Steven Wright was officially named the Red Sox's No. 5 starter Wednesday, March 30, after SP Roenis Elias was sent to Class AAA.

Fantasy Tip: Wright is not the next coming of Tim Wakefield, so relax. The 31-year-old knuckleballer isn't likely to pull an R.A. Dickey, either. He's likely a placeholder in the rotation until Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) is healthy. Wright is a short-term innings eater in deep AL-only affairs.

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Red Sox | Steven Wright close to winning job

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 09:18:14 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Steven Wright is favored to win the No. 5 rotation job, as manager John Farrell said he is "leaning" toward naming Wright the winner of the competition. SP Roenis Elias looks like the odd-man out for a roster spot because he's not well-suited for a relief role.

Fantasy Tip: Another knuckleballer in Boston's rotation. This isn't another R.A. Dickey, though. Wright doesn't have great control and struggles to limit fly balls, a combination that can be deadly at Fenway Park or anywhere for that matter. He's strictly a desperation play for AL-only owners looking for innings.

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Red Sox | Boston rotation not finalized

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:57:11 -0700

Boston Red Sox SPs Rick Porcello, Joe Kelly and either Roenis Elias or Steven Wright will fill out the remainder of the rotation after SPs David Price and Clay Buchholz, but the order and fifth starter have not been determined, according to manager John Farrell.

Fantasy Tip: Porcello and Kelly are both inconsistent and nothing more than low-end options in deep mixed leagues. There is spot-start upside for both, but limiting your exposure to favorable matchups and AL-only leagues is advised. Elias and Wright are also just AL-only options with little upside.

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