Bogaerts went 2 for 4 with a pair of strikeouts, and also scored once and drove in one run with his ninth inning solo home run. He has been unable to snap out of his long slump as Bogaerts is hitting just .213/.241/.307 in 75 at-bats during the month of July.
Bogaerts has failed to live up to expectations as a rookie, with a batting line of just .241/.311/.362 with eight home runs and 26 RBI in 98 games.
"We don't want to move Xander back and forth. We want some stability defensively," Farrell said. "Until that combination of players changes, we'll stay as is."
John Farrell has expressed support for
"The one message we've been very strong and clear on is that we're committed to him," Farrell told the Providence Journal. "The one thing that we have to do is be consistent with him. He feels and senses the positive view of him. That is a long-term player for us, and we're not going to abandon someone because there's some growing pains along the way."
Bogaerts owned a .395 on-base percentage and .464 slugging percentage after more than 200 plate appearances. But he is hitting a disturbing .110 with a .151 OBP in his last 106 plate appearances with 29 strikeouts and just four walks. He has been flailing away at pitches out of the zone and has been dropped to ninth in the batting order.
But what concerns me is how his ownership rate has dropped from 95 to 82 during that same time.
Granted, it's your team, and anything that prevents you from running it your way is not in the spirit of Fantasy Baseball ... so, you know, take whatever I have to say however you need to take it. But Bogaerts was as high-end as prospects get coming into the year and, less a month ago, was meeting expectatons and then some with a .299 batting average and .840 OPS. He's eligible at the two weakest positions in Fantasy and is as capable as anyone at either of elevating his game to the highest stratosphere in the second half.
I won't argue this slump has been really bad, almost unbelievably bad, but it's also been fairly short. When a player with his ability lives up to it 75 percent of the time, why focus on the 25 percent of the time he doesn't?
In spite of infielder
"We haven't even considered that," Farrell said.
Bogaerts entered play Wednesday 0 for his last 19 and 2 for 42 since June 18. He is hitting .242/.322/.366 in 298 at-bats over 80 games during his rookie season.
|CBSSports.com Player Ranking|
|7/30/2014 vs Toronto|
|vs Buehrle (Career)||8||2||1||.750||.250||.250|
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|2010||R-DSL Red Sox||63||239||39||75||7||5||3||42||30||37||4||5||.396||.423||.314|
|2012||AA-Portland Sea Dogs||23||92||12||30||10||0||5||17||1||21||1||1||.351||.598||.326|
|2012||AFA-Salem Red Sox||104||384||59||116||27||3||15||64||43||85||4||4||.378||.505||.302|
|2013||AA-Portland Sea Dogs||56||219||40||68||12||6||6||35||35||51||5||1||.407||.502||.311|
|2013||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||60||225||32||64||11||0||9||32||28||44||2||2||.369||.453||.284|
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