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5 Allen Craig LF

Boston Red Sox

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
46%17%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
4618.21546412
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014BOS12646141998463511321.279.315.215

Player Updates

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Red Sox's Kelly on Allen Craig: 'He's going to be awesome' in 2015
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

By the way Red Sox starting pitcher Joe Kelly is talking up teammate Allen Craig, it sounds as though no one should sleep on the 30-year-old slugger, who had a poor 2014 season at the plate. Kelly and Craig were teammates with the Cardinals before being part of the same trade at last year's deadline that sent John Lackey to St. Louis.

“He’s going to be awesome,” Kelly said, per ESPN. “He carried our team -- the Cardinals -- for multiple years. He was the best hitter on our team, hands down. We had Matt Hollidays, we had Lance Berkmans. But check out any playoff games, any stats, the guy was our best player, 100 percent. 

“I’ve seen him in the offseason. We live 40 miles away from each other and I’ve seen him a couple times. Him being healthy, he’s grinding, he’s hitting. It’s definitely going to be fun to watch, and I hope that he gets the amount of playing time that he deserves because he’s going to come up here and dominate.” 

Craig has been struggling since suffering a Lisfranc injury to his left foot in September 2013. However, he is even expressing optimism heading into the 2015 season. The Red Sox just have to find at-bats for him in a crowded lineup.

“I can’t reiterate enough that I feel really good physically,” Craig said. “I’ve had time to lift and just get ready physically and work on some things mechanically and this and that. It’s been good.

“My foot injury definitely impacted my preparation for last year. My foot felt good obviously for the majority of the season. I think it just impacted some leg strength and this and that. You can talk about it all day but the bottom line is I’ve had time this offseason to feel good and get stronger and actually build toward something for this season.” 

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Citing health, Allen Craig hopes to play well for Red Sox
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

After declaring himself healthy, Red Sox outfielder Allen Craig hopes to justify the Red Sox’s decision to trade for him, reports the Boston Herald.

Craig suffered a ligament tear in his left foot in 2013 and struggled throughout 2014, hitting .215 with eight home runs and 46 RBI.

"I'm just going to go to spring training and compete wherever I'm at and just play the game like I always have," Craig said. "The Red Sox traded for me because they believe in me, so I want to go out there and play well."

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Red Sox's Farrell talks with Craig about playing some third base
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Thursday he has talked with Allen Craig about getting re-acclimated to playing third base, per the Boston Herald. The Red Sox signed Pablo Sandoval in the offseason to be the team's starting third baseman.

Craig has appeared in just four games at third base in his five-year MLB career, but he primarily played at third base at the beginning of his minor-league career. In fact, he appeared in 246 games at third base in the minors -- the most appearances he made at any one position.

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Report: Red Sox in 'active' trade talks regarding Allen Craig
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Red Sox are in "active" trade talks with at least one team regarding first baseman/outfielder Allen Craig, sources told FOX Sports. Craig is said to be fully recovered from a left foot injury that has bothered him since 2013.

Craig had a down season in 2014, batting .215 with eight home runs and 46 RBI in 126 games between the Cardinals and Red Sox. He really struggled with the Red Sox, batting .128 with one home run and two RBI in 29 games.

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Red Sox OF Allen Craig: 2013 injury played into 2014 mess
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Red Sox outfielder Allen Craig has cited a left foot injury sustained in 2013 for some of his monumental struggles this season.

Craig compiled a miserable stat line of .215/.279/.315 and performed even worse upon his arrival in Boston. The numbers were stunning considering his average exceeded .300 in each of the previous three years and that he drove in 90-plus runs in 2012 and 2013.

"I think it's certainly a part of it," Craig told MLB.com about the foot issue. "The offseason was limited a little bit. I don't want to use that as an excuse, but it was definitely a factor in my preparation for the season. I felt healthy all year so I don't look back at that as a main reason.

"I think that going into this offseason, a little more time, I'll definitely use that to my advantage. I think it will definitely help me and my conditioning, my preparation for next season."

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Left Fielders 25 34 37.59
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs N.Y. Yankees3261 .257 .313 .188
vs Pineda (Career)000000
vs RHP337705 .278 .282 .208
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/19@BAL4000000
9/20@BAL4010000
9/24TB3100010
9/25TB4110001
9/26NYY4110000
9/27NYY5100000
9/28NYY4110000
Two Week Schedule
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@Phi
7:05 pm
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@NYY
7:05 pm
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@NYY
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@NYY
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Wash
3:05 pm
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14
Wash
6:10 pm
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Wash
1:35 pm
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Balt
7:10 pm
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Balt
Fantasy Points by Week
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6

19

5

26

15

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19

30

13

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6

9

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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2010STL44114122841892601 .298 .412 .246
2011STL7520033631140154050 .362 .555 .315
2012STL119469761442292378921 .354 .522 .307
2013STL1345087116013974010020 .373 .457 .315
2014STL-BOS12646141998463511321 .279 .315 .215
Total 498175223349458293136368113 .337 .445 .282
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2010STL1B5117161021.000
2010STL2B1000000 ---
2010STL3B2110010 .000
2010STLOF342540391001.000
2011STL1B20660001.000
2011STL2B8817710011.000
2011STL3B22202001.000
2011STLOF483777743001.000
2012STL1B918680576140464 .995
2012STLOF302642411001.000
2013STL1B959083878057185 .999
2013STLOF464168671011.000
2014STL-BOS1B4137354325290251.000
2014STL-BOSOF87811441413001.000
Total  461435241122571486178 .998
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2010STL704710011
2011STL15011121107
2012STL350245701115
2013STL2922325010212
2014STL-BOS201145207014
Total 106378017119449
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2011STL1537994881302 .391 .622 .243
2012STL13474111651200 .315 .383 .234
2013STL61616001200 .412 .438 .375
Total 341001426514142702 .359 .480 .260
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2006 A-St. College481752145130429132800 .325 .400 .257
2007 A-Palm Beach112423771322522177357983 .370 .530 .312
2007 AA-Springfield7245720331600 .320 .750 .292
2008 AA-Springfield129506841543002285488721 .373 .494 .304
2009AAA-Memphis126472781522612683379530 .374 .547 .322
2010AAA-Memphis Redbirds8330657982421481345910 .389 .549 .320
2011AA-Springfield Cardinal260000011100 .125 .000 .000
2011AAA-Memphis Redbirds103591021153300 .359 .486 .286
2012AAA-Memphis Redbirds417360027--200 .353 .706 .353
2012AFA-Palm Beach Cardinals3111400111200 .417 .636 .364
Total 5241975335608122694372173362144 .369 .518 .308
2014AAA-Pawtucket251100021100.333.200.200
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/215
Birthdate:
7/18/1984
Age:
30
Hometown:
Mission Viejo, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Boston Red Sox
College:
California
MLB Experience:
5
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