Mon, 09 Mar 2015 14:34:00 -0700
Boston Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia (5-for-6 with a homer) and SS Xander Bogaerts (3-for-8 with two homers) are both raking early in spring. Bogaerts had a disappointing 2014 mainly due to struggles against a slider. His second homer this spring came against a slider, however. Bogaerts also struggled with poor plate discipline last year, walking just 6.6% of the time after walking 10.9% in Class AAA in 2013. Pedroia's power has dropped each year since 2011, when he hit a career-high 21 home runs.
Fantasy Tip: Pedroia and Bogaerts are both undervalued at their respective positions heading into 2015. Bogaerts is the more attractive upside pick with plenty of room for a rebound this season. Pedroia's declining power numbers in recent seasons are likely attributed to wrist and hand ailments. You can usually count on a solid average from the veteran, but his power could also rebound if he puts in a fully healthy season.
Mon, 16 Feb 2015 13:10:44 -0800
Boston Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts showed his improved first-step quickness on defense to infield coach Brian Butterfield Monday, Feb. 16. Bogaerts spent the winter at EXOS Performance Institute in Phoenix working on his defensive skills. Butterfield is confident that Bogaerts can improve on defense after a below-average year in 2014. Butterfield also plans to work with Bogaerts on studying the team's pitcher's tendencies.
Fantasy Tip: Bogaerts is an intriguing middle-round mixed-league pick for his upside. If he can learn from his disappointing 2014 campaign in all aspects, he could reach more of his peak potential, and he becomes even more valuable with third base eligibility.
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:56:06 -0800
Boston Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts worked out with 2B Dustin Pedroia at the EXOS performance institute in Arizona this offseason. Bogaerts said he has never felt this strong heading into a season after challenging his body by lifting heavier weights.
Sat, 10 Jan 2015 11:01:26 -0800
Boston Red Sox OF Rusney Castillo is likely to hit in the lower third of the team's 2015 batting order, along with SS Xander Bogaerts and C Christian Vazquez, according to manager John Farrell.
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:26:03 -0800
Boston Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts will be the team's starting shortstop next season, according to team sources.
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10:22:58 -0700
Boston Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts (hamstring) is not in the starting lineup against the New York Yankees Sunday, Sept. 28, because of a strained hamstring.
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:33:23 -0700
Boston Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts (neck) and 3B Will Middlebrooks have been scratched from the lineup Tuesday, Sept. 23.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:32:33 -0700
Boston Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts (neck) left the game against the Baltimore Orioles in the second inning Sunday, Sept. 21, due to neck stiffness.
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:16:49 -0700
Boston Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts is batting .362 (17-for-47) with five doubles, three home runs, seven RBIs and six runs in 12 games since returning from the disabled list Saturday, Aug. 30.
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:37:40 -0700
Boston Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts (concussion) was activated from the seven-day disabled list and back in the lineup Saturday, Aug. 30.