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Mookie Betts | Outfielder

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (21) / 10/7/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 156
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Red Sox optioned OF Mookie Betts to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Betts hit just .235/.278/.382 with one home run and one stolen base in 10 games with the Red Sox. The 21-year-old is very talented with big fantasy upside, but he needs a little more marinating in the minor leagues. Betts will play second base and outfield at Pawtucket. Jul 19 - 4:40 PM

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With Shane Victorino slated to return from the disabled list on Saturday, the Red Sox are expected to option Mookie Betts back to Triple-A Pawtucket.

The Red Sox would like Betts to be in the lineup on a daily basis and to become more comfortable in the outfield, and he just won't be afforded that opportunity at the major league level. In his first 10 games, the 21-year-old is 8-for-34 (.235) with a homer, two RBI and a 5/1 K/BB ratio.
Source: WEEI.com
Jul 19 - 8:50 AM

Mookie Betts doubled twice and scored twice as the Red Sox came from behind to beat the White Sox 5-4.

Betts was hit by a pitch and scored the tying run on Daniel Nava's double in the ninth. The Red Sox then won the game on Brock Holt's single to right. Betts also had an outfield assist in the game. Hopefully, the Red Sox are going to give him a chance to play regularly after yanking him in and out of the lineup in his first 10 days in the majors.
Jul 9 - 10:28 PM

Mookie Betts is out of the Red Sox lineup Monday for the third time in the past four games.

And the feeling is that he might be sent back to Triple-A Pawtucket when Mike Carp (foot) is activated from the disabled list. Betts was killing the ball in the minors all season but he has batted just .211 with a .618 OPS over his first 20 major league plate appearances.
Source: WEEI
Jul 7 - 3:24 PM

Mookie Betts went 2-for-5 and hit his first major league homer Wednesday against the Cubs.

The homer came off Carlos Villanueva. It's not power that got Betts to Fenway, but he did have eight homers in 304 at-bats in the minors this year. He projects as a 10- or 15-homer guy as he matures.
Jul 3 - 12:24 AM

Mookie Betts will start in center field and bat eighth Monday against the Cubs.

Betts started in right field and went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in his major league debut on Sunday, but he'll slide over to center field on Monday. Jackie Bradley, Jr. will take a seat Monday, but he's expected to return to center field on Tuesday.
Jun 30 - 4:30 PM

Mookie Betts is in the Red Sox lineup and will make his major league debut on Sunday against the Yankees.

Betts is drawing the start in right field and will hit eighth against opposing hurler Chase Whitley. He's worth an immediate add in all mixed leagues for his speed alone, and he should carry his weight in the other categories as well.
Jun 29 - 4:03 PM

Red Sox purchased the contract of INF Mookie Betts from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Betts will join the team in New York in time for Saturday's contest against the Yankees. One of the top hitting prospects in the minor leagues, the 21-year-old was hitting .345/.437/.520 with eight homers, 48 RBI and 29 stolen bases between Double-A and Triple-A. He's worth an immediate add in all mixed leagues.
Jun 28 - 11:07 AM

John Tomase of the Boston Herald reports that Mookie Betts is en route to joining the Red Sox in New York and will be recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday.

The 21-year-old prospect is hitting .345/.437/.520 with eight homers, 48 RBI and 29 stolen bases through 77 games between Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket. He's a second baseman by trade, but as also spent time in the outfield this season, which is where he could be utilized by the Red Sox.
Jun 28 - 10:20 AM

Red Sox prospect Mookie Betts made his first career start in right field Thursday at Triple-A Pawtucket.

It's noteworthy after Shane Victorino (hamstring, back) suffered yet another setback this week. Betts began the season as a second baseman but has been used more in center and now right field as the Red Sox consider how he might fit on the major league roster. The 21-year-old has been one of the best hitters in the minors this season, batting .348/.437/.523 with eight homers, 48 RBI and 29 stolen bases in 76 games between Double- and Triple-A.
Jun 27 - 9:23 AM

Red Sox prospect Mookie Betts went 3-for-5 with a walk on Wednesday, bringing up his season line to .337/.418/.465.

During his time in Triple-A Pawtucket, Betts has spent 15 games in center field, five games at second base, and one game at designated hitter. Jackie Bradley has started 30 of the last 33 games in center field, but Betts could push Bradley into a reserve or platoon role.
Jun 26 - 9:05 AM

Red Sox prospect Mookie Betts went 3-for-5 with a double for Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday, raising his Triple-A line to .324/.403/.485.

Betts has reached base in each of the last 21 games while playing 12 of his 17 games in center field. The Red Sox have been searching for more offense out of center field, and Betts could be an option if Brock Holt ever slows down.
Jun 21 - 10:12 AM

Red Sox prospect Mookie Betts went 2-for-4 with two stolen bases for Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday.

The 21-year-old Betts has hit .310/.403/.483 with two doubles, one triple, and two home runs over 15 games in Triple-A. He has played more center field than second base with Pawtucket, and the Red Sox could give him a shot in center later this season.
Jun 19 - 10:19 AM

Red Sox prospect Mookie Betts went 2-for-6 with a home run in a doubleheader for Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday.

Betts hit his home run off former big league pitcher Shawn Hill. He has cooled off substantially since his electric start to the season, but he has hit .286/.388/.429 in 11 games in Pawtucket while playing eight games in center field and three games at second base. His future role remains up in the air, as does the timing for a potential promotion.
Jun 15 - 10:41 AM

Red Sox prospect Mookie Betts went 3-for-6 with a solo home run on Wednesday for Triple-A Pawtucket.

Betts went 0-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout in his International League debut on Tuesday, and has played second base in both games in Triple-A. If he keeps hitting, Red Sox fans could be yelling "Yo Mookie!" to their new utility man in Boston by September.
Jun 5 - 8:53 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2David Ross
1B1Mike Napoli
2Mike Carp
3Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Mookie Betts
SS1Stephen Drew
3B1Xander Bogaerts
2Will Middlebrooks
LF1Brock Holt
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Jackie Bradley
2Mookie Betts
RF1Shane Victorino
2Alex Hassan
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Clay Buchholz
3John Lackey
4Jake Peavy
5Rubby De La Rosa
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Craig Breslow
5Burke Badenhop
6Andrew Miller
7Felix Doubront