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April 01, 2013
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April 01, 2013

5 Boston Red Sox

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B-T BA OBP SLG HR RBI SB K
CF JACOBY ELLSBURY
L-L .301 .355 .445 13 59 34 84
RF SHANE VICTORINO
S-R .264 .334 .423 14 59 31 74
2B DUSTIN PEDROIA
R-R .293 .366 .457 18 76 22 71
DH DAVID ORTIZ
L-L .294 .395 .532 26 78 0 85
1B MIKE NAPOLI
R-R .263 .371 .520 28 68 0 121
3B WILL MIDDLEBROOKS
R-R .260 .301 .446 22 90 7 136
LF JONNY GOMES
R-R .247 .353 .448 17 52 5 108
SS STEPHEN DREW
L-R .265 .336 .427 11 64 7 105
C JARROD SALTALAMACCHIA
S-R .232 .296 .450 20 55 0 121
BENCH
LF MIKE CARP
L-R .262 .338 .443 10 39 1 64
UT PEDRO CIRIACO
R-R .279 .298 .377 4 41 23 76

Enemy Lines

A RIVAL SCOUT SIZES UP THE RED SOX

John Farrell is very player-oriented, more put-your-arm-around-'em than get-in-their-face. A contrast from Bobby V.... They have to be concerned about Mike Napoli's hips, but they don't have to catch him that much. Play him at first, keep him standing and let him swing the bat. One thing though: In Texas, Napoli had a lot of power to right center. Fenway plays a little bigger in right center.... Will Middlebrooks is a big key for them. He has power, a prototype third baseman. He might be a young Scott Rolen type.... I like Shane Victorino when he doesn't have to be the leadoff guy or hit for power. When he doesn't try to hit home runs, he's a good player.... Mike Carp is a gap-to-gap hitter with some power. With him and Jonny Gomes in leftfield, they could have a decent platoon.... Ryan Dempster is a warrior. He'll make all his starts and get to the seventh inning. And he might be able to help Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront improve.... John Lackey's velocity is down—it's 88 to 91—but he's throwing strikes and he looks a lot thinner.... I don't think Joel Hanrahan has the mental makeup of Jonathan Papelbon, but I think they'll start out with him as the closer over Andrew Bailey.... A key guy in the bullpen will be Koji Uehara. He just knows how to mess up bat speeds, never walks anybody. A very underappreciated player.... I really like their outfield prospect Jackie Bradley Jr. Not a power guy, not really a burner, but decent enough to hit at the top of the lineup one day.

The Lineup

2013 Projected Statistics

MANAGER JOHN FARRELL

First season with the Red Sox

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

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