Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:35:29 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Daniel Nava is hitting fifth and playing left field Tuesday, Aug. 19, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Fantasy Tip: Nava has been swinging a hot bat since the calendar flipped to June. In his last 54 games, Nava has a .329 batting average. He doesn't offer much upside in the counting stats, but he should be on your radar in the majority of leagues. He could lose additional playing time when Allen Craig returns, though.
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:54:47 -0700
The Boston Red Sox placed RP Koji Uehara, 1B Mike Napoli, 1B/OF Daniel Nava and 3B Will Middlebrooks on revocable trade waivers.
Fantasy Tip: There's a chance one of them will be traded, so NL-only players might have another commodity to buy soon. If Uehara is dealt, expect Junichi Tazawa to take over save chances for Boston. Grab him if you can for this possibility.
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 17:44:25 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Daniel Nava could lose some playing time when OF Allen Craig (foot) is activated from the 15-day disabled list, but the team will find playing time for him because he is hitting well, according to manager John Farrell. Nava is hitting .333 since he was recalled in June.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:39:48 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Daniel Nava hasn't been put on waivers this month but is starting to draw interest from teams like the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers that are looking for a bat.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 09:25:29 -0700
The Boston Red Sox placed OF Allen Craig (foot) on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, Aug. 5.
Fantasy Tip: Craig's 2014 season isn't going the way he or his fantasy owners had hopes; he's hitting just .237 with seven home runs and 44 RBIs. Many were hoping that a change of scenery would spark him to finish the season strong, but this is just another setback. Hang onto him in deep mixed leagues, but in shallow mixed formats, you can probably let him go. Mookie Betts and Daniel Nava will benefit from Craig's absence with more playing time.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:18:23 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Allen Craig is in the starting lineup for his debut with the team Friday, Aug. 1, and he's playing left field. Manager John Farrell said OF Daniel Nava will continue to see regular at-bats with Craig around, and it won't be a strict platoon situation.
Fantasy Tip: Hmmm. Craig had already become a frustrating play with the St. Louis Cardinals, and it looks like, at least initially, that might also be the case in his new home. The change of scenery could still spark a solid finish to the season, though, so follow his progress in deep mixed and AL-only leagues.
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:47:59 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Daniel Nava will play left field and bat second Sunday, July 27, at the Tampa Bay Rays. 2B Dustin Pedroia moves into the No. 3 spot, while DH David Ortiz will bat cleanup in the absence of 1B Mike Napoli (undisclosed). 1B Mike Carp will play first base and bat sixth. OF Shane Victorino will hit fifth.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:44:59 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks (finger) could return from the disabled list before next week's four-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays, according to manager John Farrell. Middlebrooks has a .315 average with five home runs and nine RBIs in 14 career games in Toronto. If Middlebrooks comes back, the team may have to choose between optioning OF Daniel Nava to the minors or designating OF Mike Carp for assignment.
Fantasy Tip: The Red Sox won't be bringing Middlebrooks back to sit the bench. Get a jump on adding him in deep mixed leagues if you need some power or help at a corner infield spot.
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:34:58 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (hamstring) will start his rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket Saturday, June 14.
Fantasy Tip: Monitor Victorino's rehab for a setback and get him back into your lineup when he is recalled. It is also worth checking your waiver wire in case an impatient owner dropped him. Victorino's return likely further limits Daniel Nava's playing time going forward.
Mon, 02 Jun 2014 18:06:42 -0700
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said Monday, June 2, that 1B-OF Daniel Nava has been struggling, but he is a good hitter. Farrell believed that some of Nava's bad habits started in spring training when Nava was spreading his feet too wide in his stance, resulting in him lifting balls in the air too frequently. "When he went down to (Triple-A Pawtucket), he narrowed up his base to try to stay on top of the ball. Along with that, I fully recognize consistent opportunity is needed (to fix the issue) and yet, we've had some other guys that have maintained their performance or stepped up and they've taken some of those at-bats away."
Fantasy Tip: In other words, a few other on the roster have stepped up and are taking away Nava's playing time, such as Swiss army knife Brock Holt. Nava's playing time will be minimal, and therefore he is only worth rostering in deeper AL-only fantasy leagues right now.