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Mookie Betts | Outfielder | #50

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/7/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 5 (0) / BOS
Contract: view contract details

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Mookie Betts went 3-for-4 with a walk in Friday’s win over the Rays.
All three hits were singles. Betts has now hit safely in 10 straight games. The American League MVP candidate is batting .321/.365/.543 on the year. Sep 23 - 10:11 PM

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Mookie Betts slugged a two-run homer and drew a pair of walks in Monday's win over the Orioles.

Betts put one over the left-field wall in the third inning for his 31st longball of the season. Amazingly, eight of Betts' home runs have come at Camden Yards even though he's played just seven games there this season. Monday's homer was the American League MVP candidate's first in September.
Sep 19 - 9:51 PM

Mookie Betts smacked his 30th home run of the season in Monday's win over the Rays.

Betts' dinger to lead off the bottom of the second inning got the scoring going, and he added an RBI double in the fifth. The young outfielder entered the season with 23 homers over 867 plate appearances and has reached the 30-homer plateau in 2016 in 596 plate appearances. Betts is also just four RBI short of 100.
Aug 29 - 10:32 PM

Mookie Betts crushed his 29th home run of the season on Saturday, leading the Red Sox to an 8-3 victory over Danny Duffy and the Royals.

Betts was one of three Red Sox to take Duffy deep in this one, joining Hanley Ramirez and Xander Bogaerts. His blast in the fifth inning increased the Red Sox advantage to 6-2. He finished the night 1-for-4 and is now hitting .320/.359/.561 with 29 homers, 94 RBI and 21 stolen bases in what has been an MVP-caliber season.
Aug 27 - 10:26 PM

Mookie Betts went 5-for-5 with a pair of RBI singles in Friday’s loss to the Royals.

All five hits were singles. This was the first five-hit game of his career. Betts, Dustin Pedroia, and Xander Bogaerts combined for 12 hits on the night, but they only managed three runs against Ian Kennedy and the Royals’ bullpen. With a .320/.360/.557 batting line to go along with 28 homers, 93 RBI, 21 steals, and 99 runs scored, Betts continues to look like a strong MVP candidate.
Aug 26 - 10:45 PM

Mookie Betts had another big night at the dish Tuesday, clubbing a three-run homer and a two-run homer in a win over the Orioles.

Betts drove in all five runs for the Red Sox, breaking a scoreless tie in the fifth inning with a three-run shot and then putting the club back ahead for good with a two-run blast in the eighth. The young outfielder has as good of a shot as anyone to win the American League MVP award, having belted 28 homers with 89 RBI, 18 stolen bases and 93 runs to go along with a .315 average. He Betts has five homers over his last three games.
Aug 16 - 10:23 PM

Mookie Betts remains in the cleanup spot Tuesday against the Orioles.

With Hanley Ramirez on bereavement leave, Betts was moved from third to fourth on Monday he'll remain there to break up left-handed hitters David Ortiz and Jackie Bradley, Jr. in the lineup. Travis Shaw is at first base and Aaron Hill is at third.
Aug 16 - 3:35 PM

Mookie Betts went supernova in Sunday's 16-2 win over the Diamondbacks, homering three times and driving in eight runs.

Betts was far from the only offense performer to go off in the blowout win (Dustin Pedroia picked up five hits on the afternoon), but his performance stood above all others. He opened the show with a two-run homer in the first inning, then went on to style a three-run dinger in the third before finishing off the virtuoso performance with another three-run homer in the fifth. With that gigantic performance under his belt, the dynamic 23-year-old outfielder is slashing .313/.351/.561 with 26 homers and 84 RBI over 492 at-bats. He deserves to be in the conversation for AL MVP.
Aug 14 - 5:49 PM

Mookie Betts (calf) is back in the Red Sox' lineup Friday.

Betts didn't play Thursday after departing Wednesday's contest with a tight right calf, but he's ready to go now. He's in right field and batting third versus Patrick Corbin and the Diamondbacks.
Aug 12 - 4:13 PM

Mookie Betts (calf) is out Thursday.

Betts made an early exit from Wednesday night's game after experiencing tightness in his right calf. The star outfielder said he felt fine in the clubhouse afterward and the Red Sox seem confident in calling him day-to-day. Brock Holt will start in right field on Thursday against the Yankees.
Aug 11 - 3:22 PM

Mookie Betts left Wednesday's game against the Yankees with right calf tightness.

Betts was fine through the early portion of the game, but manager John Farrell replaced him in right field with Brock Holt to start the top of the eighth inning. This could well just be a precautionary move, but regardless, Betts figures to be reevaluated on Thursday. He was batting third for the Red Sox on Wednesday, with Dustin Pedroia at leadoff and Xander Bogaerts hitting second.
Aug 10 - 10:47 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said the team is considering moving Mookie Betts out of the leadoff spot.

Betts has been Boston's leadoff hitter for all but three games this season but his power might be better utilized in the No. 3 spot. If Betts does move to third, the Red Sox would likely have Dustin Pedroia hit leadoff while shifting Xander Bogaerts to the No. 2 spot in the lineup. Betts has emerged as a legitimate MVP candidate, hitting .309 with 23 HR, 73 RBI and 17 steals over 106 games this season.
Aug 6 - 4:39 PM

Mookie Betts finished 3-for-5 with a homer and two RBI in Friday's rout of the Dodgers.

With 23 so far, Betts has a great chance of joining the club of leadoff hitters with 30 homers. It's happened 14 times ever, including four times by Alfonso Soriano. Betts would be the first to hit 30 from the leadoff spot since Mike Trout in 2012.
Aug 6 - 1:09 AM

Mookie Betts launched a go-ahead solo home run in the ninth inning of Monday's 2-1 win over the Mariners.

In what was a tight pitcher's duel throughout, the power of the Red Sox ultimately came through big. After Aaron Hill clubbed a game-tying solo homer in the eighth, Betts stepped up for a solo dinger of his own to lead off the ninth. That one came off Steve Cishek, who was last seen melting down against the Cubs on Sunday night. Betts has now driven in a run in seven consecutive games and homered in two of the last three. He is sporting an impressive .306/.348/.543 triple-slash with 22 homers, 70 RBI and 17 steals for the season as a whole.
Aug 2 - 1:10 AM

Mookie Betts hit a solo homer for his only hit of the night on Saturday.

The longball was Betts' 21st of the season. He has been a fantasy monster this year, batting .303 with 81 runs, 68 RBI and 17 stolen bases at the age of 23. He has already passed last year's 18 home runs and still has two months to play.
Jul 31 - 12:38 AM

Depth Charts

C1Sandy Leon
2Ryan Hanigan
3Bryan Holaday
1B1Hanley Ramirez
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Marco Hernandez
3Josh Rutledge
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Deven Marrero
3B1Travis Shaw
2Aaron Hill
3Yoan Moncada
4Pablo Sandoval
LF1Andrew Benintendi
2Brock Holt
3Chris Young
4Blake Swihart
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
S1David Price
2Rick Porcello
3Drew Pomeranz
4Steven Wright
5Eduardo Rodriguez
6Henry Owens
Relief Pitcher
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Brad Ziegler
3Koji Uehara
4Junichi Tazawa
5Fernando Abad
6Robbie Ross
7Matt Barnes
8Clay Buchholz
9Robby Scott
10Joe Kelly
11Heath Hembree
12Noe Ramirez
13Carson Smith
14Brandon Workman