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Red Sox | David Ortiz breaks HR drought

Sun, 17 May 2015 05:14:58 -0700

Boston Red Sox 1B David Ortiz broke a home run drought Saturday, May 16, that lasted 74 at-bats. It was the sixth longest home run drought in Ortiz's Red Sox career. Red Sox hitting coach Chili Davis insists Ortiz isn't done and that Ortiz's bat speed is still there.

Fantasy Tip: Ortiz ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) had just five extra-base hits over that extended span. For the second straight year, Ortiz's BABIP is in the .250 range, roughly 50 points below his career average. The most positive sign is that Ortiz's ISO is nearly 100 points below the career mark, indicating the power surge is on the horizon.

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Red Sox | David Ortiz can't hit lefties

Thu, 14 May 2015 21:27:43 -0700

Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz is 5-for-39 against left-handed pitchers this year with no home runs and two RBIs.

Fantasy Tip: Oritz ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) has been better against right-handed pitchers throughout his career, but he has typically maintained useful numbers against lefties. That has not been the case in 2015, and he needs to be avoided at FantasyScore when facing a left-handed starter.

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Red Sox | David Ortiz slumping hard

Wed, 13 May 2015 18:08:03 -0700

Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz struggled on the team's road trip, going 3-for-20 (.150), including 2-for-13 in the series against the Oakland Athletics which wrapped up Wednesday, May 13. However, he said he is beginning to feel right at the plate after missing three games last week due to a left shoulder sprain. "Getting there," he said. "I'm getting my timing, working on my timing."

Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore players might want to avoid Big Papi ($4,900; 9.8% of cap) until he starts to show a little more consistency.

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Red Sox | Boston terrible against southpaws

Wed, 13 May 2015 11:36:09 -0700

The Boston Red Sox are hitting a meager .188 against left-handed pitchers this year, which is dead last in all of baseball, and they have a .638 OPS (ranked 26th) against lefties. OF Hanley Ramirez is about the only hitter on the team succeeded against lefties, going 8-for-24 (.333) with four home runs. 1B Mike Napoli is .240 against lefties this year, while SS Xander Bogaerts is 5-for-25 with zero RBI. DH David Ortiz has five hits in 34 at-bats, and 3B Pablo Sandoval is just 2-for-34 batting from the right side as a switch hitter. The Red Sox will face three left-handed pitchers when they face off against the Seattle Mariners this weekend.

Fantasy Tip: You'll obviously want to avoid most Red Sox players when they face left-handed hurlers, at least for the foreseeable future. Also, all lefty pitchers should at least be considered at FantasyScore when facing Boston, beginning with Roenis Elias ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) as a sleeper pick tomorrow.

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Red Sox | David Ortiz loses appeal

Fri, 08 May 2015 12:22:13 -0700

Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz has lost the appeal of his one-game suspension and will not be allowed to play Friday, May 8, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Ortiz ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) will miss only one game and should be back in the starting lineup Saturday, May 9. Ortiz has had a solid start to the season and should be an option for owners on FantasyScore when he is playing.

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Red Sox | David Ortiz getting rest day

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 07:31:15 -0700

Boston Red Sox 1B David Ortiz will sit out Sunday, April 26, against the Baltimore Orioles. OF Hanley Ramirez will serve as the designated hitter while 2B Brock Holt will take over in left field.

Fantasy Tip: Ortiz ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) has struggled to begin the 2015 season, hitting just .194, although he has managed to hit four home runs. Holt ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) becomes an excellent FantasyScore play as he has begun the season hitting .424 with a home run and a stolen base.

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Red Sox | David Ortiz suspended one game

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:14:29 -0700

Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz was suspended for one game Tuesday, April 21, for making contact with an umpire after his ejection Sunday, April 19. He is planning to appeal the suspension.

Fantasy Tip: Ortiz ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) will be able to play while he's appealing his suspension. He's facing Tampa Bay Rays starter Chris Archer Tuesday night, who Ortiz is 6-for-17 off of with a home run in his career. Ortiz makes an acceptable FantasyScore option this evening.

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Red Sox | David Ortiz sitting Wednesday

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:31:38 -0700

Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz is out of the lineup Wednesday, April 15.

Fantasy Tip: The Red Sox face left-handed starter Gio Gonzalez, and Allen Craig ($2,100, 4.2% of your cap) slots in at first with Mike Napoli at DH. Craig is just 1-for-8 on the season, and we need to see evidence that he's past the foot issues that dogged him last season before using him on FantasyScore.

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Red Sox | David Ortiz moves up homer list

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:11:33 -0700

Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz hit the 468th home run of his career in a winning effort over the Washington Nationals Monday, April 13, to move him into a tie for 32nd place on the all-time homer list with former Atlanta Braves 3B Chipper Jones.

Fantasy Tip: Ortiz ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) has been off to a bit of a slow start this year, but he does have two home runs. Big Papi is a much better play against right-handers at FantasyScore than on days when he faces a southpaw.

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Red Sox | David Ortiz back in lineup Thursday

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:13:28 -0700

Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz is back in the starting lineup against Philadelphia Phillies SP David Buchanan Thursday, April 9. Ortiz is playing first base and batting third in the order.

Fantasy Tip: Ortiz ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) had the day off yesterday in a National League park with no designated hitter. Against Buchanan and the Phils tonight, Ortiz, who is hitless in five at-bats this year (four strikeouts), is a good bet to get on the board in 2015.

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