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Red Sox | Allen Craig ticketed for minors

Tue, 02 Feb 2016 11:21:24 -0800

The Boston Red Sox appear ready to pay OF Allen Craig $9 million to open the year at Class AAA Pawtucket unless he impresses in spring training. "It makes no sense," said one Nation League official who watched him often with the Cardinals. "This is the guy you wanted up in every big situation. He's gone from that to being unable to make the major league roster."

Fantasy Tip: Craig's drastic fall from grace is hard to explain but likely has something to do with a serious foot injury he suffered before moving to Boston. For whatever reason he just hasn't been the same player and might never be again. It'll probably take an injury or two on the major league roster to open up playing time for him.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Nick Cafardo

Red Sox | Boston looking to move Allen Craig

Tue, 13 Oct 2015 13:24:18 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Allen Craig is a player the team would to trade this offseason, according to president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski. Dombrowski said Craig went unclaimed on waivers during the season.

Fantasy Tip: Craig struggled in his limited playing time this season with a .152 batting average. It probably will be hard for the Red Sox to trade him because of his recent struggles, and he should not be a fantasy option next season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Boston Herald - Scott Lauber

Red Sox | Boston veterans sitting vs. Yankees

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 12:41:32 -0700

Boston Red Sox 1B David Ortiz and 2B Dustin Pedroia are not in the starting lineup Thursday, Oct. 1. 1B Allen Craig and 2B Josh Rutledge draw into the lineup against New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Craig ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) and Rutledge ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) are both nothing more than low-priced fliers at FantasyScore Thursday. Rutledge owns a lowly .354 slugging percentage this season, and Craig has a .131/.232/.190 slash line since joining Boston last year. Aim higher in daily contests Thursday.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Peter Abraham

Red Sox | David Ortiz sitting vs. Yankees

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 12:30:13 -0700

Boston Red Sox 1B David Ortiz is not in the starting lineup Monday, Sept. 28. 1B Allen Craig draws into the lineup and is batting sixth against New York Yankees SP Ivan Nova Monday.

Fantasy Tip: Craig ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) owns a .134/.237/.195 slash line through 61 games with Boston over the past two years, and he cannot be started with confidence in any fantasy format, including at FantasyScore. Ortiz ($5,400, 10.8% of cap) continues to be a high-end option when starting, as he has a .275/.355/.638 line with seven home runs and 24 RBI through 22 games in September.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Peter Abraham

Red Sox | David Ortiz sitting vs. Rays

Sun, 13 Sep 2015 07:22:07 -0700

Boston Red Sox 1B David Ortiz is not in the starting lineup for the Boston Red Sox Sunday, Sept. 13. 1B Allen Craig is batting sixth as the designated hitter against Tampa Bay Rays SP Drew Smyly Sunday.

Fantasy Tip: After hitting career home run No. 500 Saturday, Sept. 12, Ortiz ($5,400, 10.8% of cap) draws a day off Sunday. Craig ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) enters with a horrific .123/.233/.182 slash line with Boston dating back to last season. He is nothing more than a desperation flier for FantasyScore players.

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Red Sox | Hanley Ramirez sitting vs. Phillies

Fri, 04 Sep 2015 12:44:01 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) is not in the starting lineup Friday, Sept. 4. 1B Allen Craig draws into the lineup at first base and is batting fifth against Philadelphia Phillies SP Adam Morgan Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Ramirez ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) hasn't been a major disappointment when in the lineup, so fantasy owners will want to take a long look at replacements for their stretch drive. His .193/.223/.333 slash line since Wednesday, July 1, isn't doing your virtual team any favors, after all. Craig ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) has been awful since joining the Red Sox last season and sports a .130/.244/.192 slash line over 168 plate appearances with the team. You should aim higher at first base in all fantasy formats, including FantasyScore.

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Red Sox | Allen Craig to get a look?

Sun, 05 Jul 2015 06:07:19 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Allen Craig could be an option to replace struggling 1B Mike Napoli at first base for the Red Sox. Craig has an on-base percentage over .400 in the minor leagues.

Fantasy Tip: Craig is hitting .275 at Class AAA, and he has three home runs in 185 plate appearances. Craig opened the season with a .135 batting average through 59 plate appearances in the major leagues, and he won't be a fantasy option until he proves otherwise.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Baseball Prospectus - Matthew Kory

Red Sox | Allen Craig outrighted to minors

Mon, 18 May 2015 13:25:25 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Allen Craig cleared waivers and was outrighted to Class AAA Pawtucket (R.I.) Monday, May 18. He has roughly $25.2 million remaining on his contract, and any claiming team would have been responsible for that amount of money. Craig has hit only .130 with a .427 OPS in 53 games with Boston since he was acquired in a trade last summer.

Fantasy Tip: Craig can be dropped in all formats after his demotion. Keep an eye on him, though, as he could be traded at some point before the deadline this summer. Craig's demotion could signal that Boston is ready to recall Rusney Castillo from the minors. Castillo, who will likely play often when he's back in the bigs, should be stashed everywhere.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Peter Abraham

Red Sox | Jackie Bradley Jr. in lineup

Sun, 10 May 2015 07:39:37 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Jackie Bradley Jr. will start in right field and bat eighth in the order Sunday, May 10, against the Toronto Blue Jays. OF Allen Craig will come out of the starting lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Bradley Jr. will make his season debut at the major league level. Bradley Jr. was hitting .343 through 107 plate appearances at Class AAA but he hit just .198 in 423 major league plate appearances in 2014. Bradley Jr. should be avoided until he shows some positive results.

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Red Sox | Allen Craig being sent down

Sat, 09 May 2015 16:54:12 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Allen Craig will be optioned to the minors and cannot refuse the assignment.

Fantasy Tip: A couple of years ago, Craig looked to be blossoming into a premier run producer. The consistent at-bats in the minors will give him as good of a chance as any to return to form. Keep an eye on his progress during his comeback trail.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Boston Herald - Jason Mastrodonato