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Red Sox | David Ortiz starting at 1B

Sun, 05 Jul 2015 08:20:15 -0700

Boston Red Sox 1B David Ortiz will be the starting first baseman against the Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers Sunday, July 5. 1B Mike Napoli is not in the lineup Sunday.

Fantasy Tip: Ortiz ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) is receiving a rare start in the field Sunday. He has five hits, two home runs and six RBI over his last five games and could be an option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Red Sox | David Ortiz defying his critics

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:35:21 -0700

Boston Red Sox 1B David Ortiz has hit seven home runs in his last 19 games and has 13 on the season. Ortiz continues to deny that he has lost bat speed as he ages. "I don't know why people go there," Ortiz said. "Why don't they throw me 96 mph right down (the middle). Tell all the pitchers to throw me fastballs 96 right down the (middle). See if I lost bat speed."

Fantasy Tip: Ortiz ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) is only hitting .228 (60-for-263) on the season, though, despite his 13 long balls and 36 RBI. More concerning are his struggles against lefties in 2015 (.114/.122/.152 in 79 at-bats). He's a big time risk/reward play today on FantasyScore against Toronto Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle. Papi is 26-for-83 (.313) in his career against the left-hander with six home runs and 24 RBI.

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Red Sox | David Ortiz passes Hall of Famers

Sun, 21 Jun 2015 15:51:07 -0700

Boston Red Sox 1B David Ortiz hit his 476th career home run and passed Stan Musial and Willie Stargell for 28th on the all-time list Sunday, June 21, in a 13-2 win over the Kansas City Royals.

Fantasy Tip: Ortiz ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) is down to .231 with his batting average and he has struggled at the plate a bit this year, but this is still a great accomplishment. Ortiz is worth going after in FantasyScore lineups if the matchup is favorable.

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Red Sox | David Ortiz will play first Thursday

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 16:30:31 -0700

Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox 1B David Ortiz will play first base against Atlanta Braves SP Shelby Miller Thursday, June 18, according to manager John Farrell.

Fantasy Tip: Ortiz ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) is off to his worst start since his 2009 season. However, he has shown signs over his past 12 games with three home runs, 10 RBI and a .256/.340/.535 slash line. Still, Miller has been a tough arm to best this season, and at this point, Ortiz is more of a flier than a lock for FantasyScore lineups.

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Red Sox | David Ortiz not in the lineup

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 13:58:55 -0700

Boston Red Sox 1B David Ortiz is not in the starting lineup against Atlanta Braves SP Alex Wood Wednesday, June 17, because the team is playing in a National League park and there is no designated hitter.

Fantasy Tip: It is not known if Ortiz ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) will see any time at first base in National League parks, but he likely will sit out those games. Ortiz should be back in the starting lineup when the Red Sox can use a designated hitter.

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Red Sox | David Ortiz heating up

Sun, 14 Jun 2015 18:10:42 -0700

Boston Red Sox 1B David Ortiz went 1-for-2 with a three-run home run and two walks in a 13-5 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, June 14, and he has three home runs in his last four games.

Fantasy Tip: Ortiz ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) has seven RBI and five runs scored during the same stretch, and although the Red Sox are slumping, Ortiz is finally hitting the ball well enough to be used at FantasyScore.

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Red Sox | David Ortiz hitting the ball hard

Thu, 11 Jun 2015 10:59:40 -0700

Boston Red Sox 1B David Ortiz continues to hit balls hard despite his poor season. Balls are coming off Ortiz's bat at 92.49 mph, per BaseballSavant.com, which ranks 16th best in the majors and just slightly behind Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout. Ortiz also ranks ahead of such players like Cincinnati Reds 3B Todd Frazier, Angels 1B Albert Pujols and Chicago White Sox 1B Jose Abreu. However, nobody else in the top-20 group for that category is hitting under .240 like Ortiz, and he has an on-base percentage of just .297. Ortiz also has a career-worst .234 batting average on balls in play (BABIP). However, the abundance of shifts used against Ortiz may also be playing a factor in most of his struggles.

Fantasy Tip: Ortiz's ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) struggles against lefties (.114/.111/.157 with no home runs) is probably the most concerning, and he could continue to ride pine against them for a while. The numbers suggest that Papi's skills haven't completely eroded, so there's room for positive regression. However, he should be benched until he shows he can turn things around. On FantasyScore, a matchup against the struggling right-handed Chris Tillman tonight could set Ortiz up to be a contrarian play.

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Red Sox | David Ortiz not playing

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:14:33 -0700

Boston Red Sox 1B David Ortiz is not in the starting lineup against Baltimore Orioles SP Wei-Yin Chen Wednesday, June 10. OF Hanley Ramirez will serve as the designated hitter and is batting third in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Ortiz ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) likely is on the bench because the team is facing a left-handed starter. Ramirez ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) has picked up eight hits and four RBI in his last five games and could be a solid starting option on FantasyScore.

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Red Sox | David Ortiz bad against lefties

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 11:37:43 -0700

Boston Red Sox 1B David Ortiz is hitting only .114 (8-for-70) against left-handed pitchers this year, and he has a .219/.297/.372 line in 2015. He also hasn't homered in his last 17 games, which is the second time this year he's gone that long without a long ball. Ortiz is hitting .169 (11-for-65) in the last 17 games with just five RBI. He enters the game Wednesday, June 10, ranked last among qualified designated hitters in average, RBI and runs.

Fantasy Tip: As Ortiz's ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) skills erode, opposing pitchers are starting to attack him much more often. There aren't many reasons to keep holding him in shallow mixed leagues if you still own him. On FantasyScore, you definitely shouldn't consider starting him against lefties like Baltimore Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen tonight.

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Red Sox | David Ortiz returns Saturday

Sat, 06 Jun 2015 11:57:32 -0700

Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz is back in the starting lineup against Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Chavez Saturday, June 6, batting cleanup.

Fantasy Tip: Ortiz ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) was out of the lineup because the team was facing a left-handed starter Friday, June 5, but finds himself back in action against the righty Chavez. He's batting .277 versus righties this season, compared to .119 against southpaws.

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