Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:34:40 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Allen Craig is hitting .276 in 36 spring at-bats, and he's looking more comfortable in his recovery from a Lisfranc injury to his left foot in 2014 that left him hitting just .128 in 29 games with the Red Sox after a summer trade. OF Shane Victorino is expected to be the starting right fielder, if healthy, but the team is still evaluating his readiness in camp. OF Daniel Nava is a lock for a roster spot as the main lefty bat off the bench. Craig may be out of a chance for a spot unless OF Rusney Castillo (oblique) opens up in the minors. "He's in great shape, and the foot's not an issue. He's taking better swings and having more consistent at-bats. (That time) beyond spring training is going to get here. I don't know how else we can go about it," manager John Farrell said.
Fantasy Tip: Even if Craig earns a roster spot for opening day, he's unlikely to see consistent playing time unless an injury opens up more playing time in the outfield. For that reason alone, Craig should only be considered in AL-only leagues, for now.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:29:22 -0800
Boston Red Sox OF Daniel Nava has abandoned switch-hitting and will just hit from the left side for the time being.
Fantasy Tip: Nava hit just .159 (10-for-63) from the right side in 2014, while hitting .293 in 300 at-bats from the left side. Nava is in a logjam in the outfield right now, and he is value is limited to AL-only leagues.
Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:53:42 -0800
Boston Red Sox OFs Allen Craig and Daniel Nava are basically competing for one roster spot this spring, unless the Red Sox trade OF Shane Victorino and the $13 million left on his deal. Craig and Nava both play the outfield and first base. Nava excelled against righties (.293 average/.372 on-base percentage), and Craig had what the Red Sox hope was an outlier year last season (.128 in 29 games after being traded to them).
Fantasy Tip: A lot will depend on how Craig and Nava fare this spring in camp. Craig's injuries likely played a big part in his off season in 2014, and he remains the player with more fantasy upside if you're taking a shot in the later rounds of your mixed league.
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:35:02 -0800
Boston Red Sox OF Daniel Nava avoided arbitration by signing a one-year, $1.85 million deal Thursday, Jan. 29.
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 12:59:42 -0800
The Boston Red Sox will offer 2015 contracts to OF Daniel Nava and RP Junichi Tazawa.
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 18:45:21 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Daniel Nava went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and a run scored Saturday, Sept. 27.
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:55:39 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Yoenis Cespedes is not in the starting lineup Thursday, Sept. 18. OFs Daniel Nava and Allen Craig are starting in left and right field, respectively.
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:06:45 -0700
Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz is not in the starting lineup Friday, Sept. 12. OF Daniel Nava is batting third as the designated hitter.
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:06:58 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Daniel Nava is playing first base and leading off Friday, Aug. 22, against the Seattle Mariners.
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.