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Boston Red Sox

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
64%40%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
423.262450
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019LAD106343431011244264941.342.475.294
2020BOS82626002700.286.231.231

Player Updates

August 9, 2020 05:36 AM
Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Leading off Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verdugo is leading off in Saturday's game against the Blue Jays.

Verdugo has swung a hot bat recently with three home runs in the past two games, so he'll take the place of Andrew Benintendi atop Boston's lineup. It's unclear whether his role as the leadoff hitter will continue going forward.

August 8, 2020 08:04 AM
Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Two-homer night Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verdugo went 2-for-3 with a walk and two solo home runs in Friday's 5-3 win over the Blue Jays.

He took Tanner Roark deep over the Green Monster in the second inning, and then clobbered a Rafael Dolis offering in the eighth that nearly left Fenway entirely. As the cherry on top of Verdugo's performance, he then robbed Travis Shaw of a homer over the bullpen fence in right field in the ninth. Verdugo now has three home runs and four RBI on the season -- all of them coming in the last two days -- with a .294/.368/.559 slash line through 11 games.

August 8, 2020 07:52 PM
Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Could move up to leadoff spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verdugo could move up to the leadoff spot at some point soon, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

Verdugo has hit sixth, seventh or eighth in all of his appearances thus far. Regular leadoff man Andrew Benintendi certainly hasn't lived up to the role, hitting a miserable .069/.289/.103 in 39 plate appearances. Verdugo hasn't stated a great case himself, though, hitting a modest .258/.324/.355 in 34 trips to the plate.

August 5, 2020 11:00 PM
Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: First homer with new club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verdugo went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run Wednesday against the Rays.

After sitting against a few southpaws already this season, Verdugo stayed in the lineup even with Ryan Yarbrough on the mound. He delivered with his first home run of the season in the fourth inning to give the Red Sox a 2-0 lead. Verdugo has collected eight hits in 33 plate appearances, though the long ball was his first extra-base hit of the campaign.

August 2, 2020 05:44 PM
Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Takes seat Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verdugo is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees.

With southpaw James Paxton on the hill for New York, the lefty-hitting Verdugo will sit out the series finale, opening up a spot in right field for J.D. Martinez. Verdugo had started Boston's last four games, going 2-for-14 with five strikeouts and two walks.

July 28, 2020 03:48 PM
Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Sits against southpaw
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verdugo is not in the lineup against lefty David Peterson and the Mets on Tuesday, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

Verdugo has now been benched against two of the three lefties Boston has faced thus far. Kevin Pillar will start in right field in his absence.

July 26, 2020 03:28 PM
Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Showy debut for Red Sox
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verdugo went 3-for-4 with a run scored in Saturday's 7-2 loss to the Orioles.

Verdugo made his debut for Boston after he was held out of Friday's opener due to Baltimore starting a left-hander. He's not expected to sit against every lefty, but manager Ron Roenicke wants to get Kevin Pillar in the lineup against southpaws, so Verdugo or Jackie Bradley or Andrew Benintendi could sit on those occasions. Verdugo made his case for an everyday lineup spot Saturday, compiling three singles and running the bases with abandon, going from first to third on a single and taking second on a wild pitch.

July 24, 2020 03:52 PM
Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: On bench Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verdugo isn't in the lineup for Friday's season opener against the Orioles, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

The 24-year-old's starting debut in Boston won't come on Opening Day with left-hander Tommy Milone taking the mound for Baltimore. Kevin Pillar receives the start in right field for the Red Sox. Righty Alex Cobb is poised to pitch for the Orioles in the second game of the series, so Verdugo should be in Saturday's lineup.

July 5, 2020 09:12 AM
Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Swings against velocity
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verdugo was allowed to step into the batter's box for Saturday's simulated game, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

Verdugo wasn't scheduled to bat against Nathan Eovaldi, one of the hardest throwers in the majors, but he asked to face him and manager Ron Roenicke obliged. The outfielder saw it as a way to test the stress fracture in his back that limited him during spring training and threatened his availability for the start of the regular season before the pandemic put a temporary halt to the 2020 season. "I took a full swing, I swung and missed and had no pain, no discomfort," Verdugo said. "That was really reassuring. That's really what this is about. It's just to get my timing back and to reassure that my body, physically everything, is handling the progression." Verdugo is expected to be ready to roll when the season opens up in three weeks.

May 4, 2020 02:16 PM
Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Declares self fully healthy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verdugo (back) said Monday that he feels "100 percent" physically and relayed that he has resumed hitting at the Red Sox's spring training facility in Florida, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. "Whenever the season starts, I'll be ready," Verdugo said.

Before the Red Sox acquired him from Los Angeles in February, Verdugo had been limited during the offseason by an oblique injury he suffered last August, but it was a stress fracture in his back that kept him sidelined throughout spring training. The back issue looked like it would force him to the injured list to begin the season, but the MLB's ongoing hiatus has since afforded him sufficient recovery time. Whenever the Red Sox are cleared to resume full-squad workouts, Verdugo's activity may be monitored carefully, but assuming he avoids any further setbacks, he should get the green light to play when the season begins. A healthy Verdugo should fill at least the strong side of a platoon in the outfield, with Kevin Pillar likely moving into a fourth-outfielder role as a result.

April 15, 2020 12:20 PM
Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Not progressing as quickly as hoped
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Red Sox interim manager Ron Roenicke said Tuesday that Verdugo (back) has not been able to progress as quickly as the team hoped because of the shutdown, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

Two weeks ago, general manager Chaim Bloom addressed the media and said Verdugo was "coming along well" in his recovery from a stress fracture in his back. It sounds like Roenicke's tune was slightly different; Verdugo has been taking full swings and is running well, but it's apparently been difficult for him to do all of the rehab work from home. While it's a bit disconcerting how long this issue has been lingering, Verdugo could still end up being ready for games whenever play resumes.

March 31, 2020 02:04 PM
Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Making progress
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Red Sox general manager Chaim Bloom said Monday that Verdugo is "coming along well" in his recovery from a stress fracture in his back, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

Verdugo had resumed swinging prior to the league-wide shutdown, though he wasn't expected to be ready to play by Opening Day. He still doesn't have a concrete timetable, and Bloom's update doesn't add a ton of clarity to the outfielder's situation, but the delayed season presumably gives Verdugo a shot to not miss any time. A more precise timeline for the Red Sox's new right fielder should emerge once teams are able to resume baseball activities.

March 10, 2020 01:08 PM
Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Resumes swinging
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verdugo (back) took 20 swings in a batting cage Monday and took part in on-field agility drills, Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe reports.

The young outfielder has been battling a stress fracture in his back. He hasn't officially been ruled out for Opening Day, but time is getting quite short for him to build up to game shape with just over two weeks until the season starts. The fact that he was able to resume baseball activities suggests he shouldn't miss too much time to start the year.

March 8, 2020 12:00 PM
Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Still not swinging
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verdugo (back) is still not ready to swing a bat, Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com reports.

The Red Sox were hopeful Verdugo would begin swinging this past week, but the back injury continues to delay the outfielder. "We're just not there yet," interim manager Ron Roenicke said. When camp started, it was presumed Verdugo's availability for Opening Day was iffy. Now, the question is how long into the regular season the Red Sox will be without their presumptive starting right fielder.

March 1, 2020 04:32 PM
Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Could begin swinging this week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verdugo (back) could begin taking swings sometime this week, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

The 23-year-old has reportedly been making good progress in his rehab work, but not swinging a bat has remained a hurdle for his return from a strained oblique and stress fracture in his back. Interim manager Ron Roenicke previously indicated Verdugo could be ready for Grapefruit League games in mid-March, and swinging a bat this week would be a significant step in that projection becoming reality.

February 25, 2020 02:00 PM
Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Eyeing mid-March for spring debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Interim manager Ron Roenicke said Tuesday that Verdugo (back/oblique) is "coming along well" in the rehab process and could be ready to play in Grapefruit League games by mid-March, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

The skipper noted that Verdugo still hasn't swung a bat this spring, so he'll have to clear that hurdle -- among several others in his rehab from a stress fracture in his back and a strained oblique -- before his availability for game action can be considered imminent. Roenicke's comments at least suggest that Verdugo hasn't been ruled out for Opening Day, though at this stage, the outfielder seems more likely to begin the campaign on the 10-day injured list.

February 21, 2020 12:20 PM
Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Resumes throwing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verdugo (back/oblique) is running outside and throwing Thursday, Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe reports.

It's the first time the 23-year-old has thrown since September, so it appears to be a significant step as he works his way back up to full strength from an oblique strain and stress fracture in his back. Verdugo remains without a timeline for his return, leaving his status for Opening Day as questionable, at best.

February 15, 2020 04:48 PM
Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Diagnosed with stress fracture
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verdugo is dealing with a stress fracture in his back as the Red Sox begin spring training and might not be ready for Opening Day, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

Verdugo was forced to miss the final two months of the 2019 season, and the Red Sox are bringing him along slowly to begin spring training. The team is reportedly happy with his progress in his rehab, but it will likely exercise caution. However, interim manager Ron Roenicke said Saturday that Verdugo might not be ready for Opening Day even if everything goes according to plan. The 23-year-old will likely serve as an everyday player for Boston once he's healthy after he was acquired via trade earlier in February.

February 13, 2020 02:24 PM
Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Opening Day status in question
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verdugo (oblique) may not be ready for Opening Day, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

Verdugo is still working past a back/oblique injury that kept him sidelined for the final two months of the 2019 season, leaving his status for the start of the 2020 season in question. The Red Sox apparently knew of this possibility prior to trading for Verdugo, which explains the team's decision to sign veteran outfielder Kevin Pillar. Once healthy, Verdugo figures to fill an everyday role for Boston after slashing .294/.342/.475 across 106 games last season.

February 11, 2020 05:12 PM
Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Potential leadoff man
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verdugo (oblique) was mentioned along with Andrew Benintendi as a possible leadoff man by interim manager Ron Roenicke, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

Verdugo should benefit from his recent trade from the Dodgers, as he should fill an everyday role in the outfield and has a good shot to be a key piece in the Red Sox's lineup. Mookie Betts' move to Los Angeles in that trade certainly weakens Boston's offense, but hitting in front of Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers and J.D. Martinez is still quite a good spot to be.

Situational Stats
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vs RHP2426810 .336 .471 .281
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020BOS1238511343900.289.357.5260.883
2019LAD106343431011244264941.294.342.4750.817
2018LAD377711201481400.260.329.3770.706
2017LAD152314112401.174.240.3040.544
Total170481601361753397642.283.337.4550.792
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020BOS12002000100
2019LAD10622216360218
2018LAD37602901004
2017LAD1500700001
Total170282219613113
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2014R-Azl Dodgers491702859143333201480.347.423.518
2014R-Ogden Raptors520381008--430.400.400.450
2015AFX-Great Lakes Loons101421501242325421753135.294.325.394
2015AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua239120359241941210.385.406.659
2016AA-Tulsa126477581302311363446726.273.337.407
2017AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger11743367136274662525093.314.389.436
2018AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger91343441131901044344782.329.391.472
2019ROA-Ogden Raptors111000002--00.000.667.000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/209
Birthdate:
5/15/1996
Age:
24
Hometown:
Tucson, AZ
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Boston Red Sox
College:

MLB Experience:
4