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Mookie Betts | Outfielder

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (22) / 10/7/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Mookie Betts provided all of the offense the Red Sox needed on Tuesday, hitting two solo home runs in a shutout win over the Rays.
The game was scoreless until Betts clubbed a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth off of Drew Smyly. He added a second solo shot in the eighth off of Ernesto Frieri. Betts has otherwise been treading water offensively, batting .234/.306/.411 with four home runs, 17 RBI, and five stolen bases. May 5 - 10:03 PM

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Mookie Betts delivered the winning hit in the bottom of the ninth with an RBI single to left-center on Monday against the Blue Jays.

The score was knotted up at five apiece entering the bottom of the ninth. Betts, who was 2-for-3 with a double prior to his final at-bat, stepped to the plate with runners on second and third and one out against Miguel Castro. Betts sent a 1-0 offering into left-center to bring home the game-winning run. It was a rare offensive outburst for the prospect, as he still carries a meager .218/.303/.333 triple-slash line with two home runs and 10 RBI on the season.
Apr 27 - 9:36 PM

Mookie Betts singled, stole a base, and scored two runs Monday as the Red Sox defeated the Orioles 7-1 in a rain-shortened game at Fenway Park.

Betts set the tone for the afternoon in the first inning when he singled to right field, swiped second base, advanced to third on a throwing error by Orioles catcher Ryan Lavarnway, and flew home on David Ortiz's sacrifice fly. Betts then reached on a Wei-Yin Chen fielding error in the third inning and again came around to score. He's batting just .196/.250/.353 in 12 games this season, but the 22-year-old center fielder has immense raw talent and fantasy upside.
Apr 20 - 3:35 PM

Mookie Betts is not in the Red Sox starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Orioles.

Just a routine day off for the budding young superstar who went hitless in Friday's game against the O's. Brock Holt is drawing the start in his place in center field and will hit leadoff for the Red Sox on Saturday.
Apr 18 - 12:48 PM

Mookie Betts went 0-for-3 with a walk Friday against the Orioles.

The 0-fer snapped a six-game hitting streak. Through nine games, Betts is batting just .209 with a .271 on-base percentage. That's not what fantasy owners were hoping for, but we wouldn't worry too much about the slow start just yet. The upside and tools are obvious.
Apr 17 - 11:03 PM

Mookie Betts belted a three-run homer and drove in four runs in the Red Sox' blowout win over the Nationals on Monday.

He also added a pair of stolen bases on one play, swiping second base in the first inning and continuing on to third when no one was able to cover due to a shift. Betts cooled off the last few games after going deep on Opening Day, but he filled up the box score in this one. The youngster's home runs this season have come off of Cole Hamels and Jordan Zimmermann. David Ortiz also had a longball for the Red Sox.
Apr 13 - 6:59 PM

Mookie Betts is not in the Red Sox lineup for Saturday afternoon's contest against the Yankees.

Betts is one of a slew of Red Sox getting the day off after a marathon 19-inning affair against the Yankees on Friday. Brock Holt is getting the start in center field and hitting leadoff for the Red Sox.
Apr 11 - 11:37 AM

Mookie Betts went 2-for-4 with a walk and a solo home run in an Opening Day victory over the Phillies on Monday.

Betts extended the Red Sox lead to 2-0 in the third inning with a solo homer off of Cole Hamels. There are a lot of expectations on Betts entering this season now that he'll be in center field on a full-time basis. Betts made his major league debut last season, finishing with an .812 OPS, five home runs, 18 RBI, and seven stolen bases in 213 plate appearances.
Apr 6 - 7:14 PM

Mookie Betts is in the leadoff spot for the Red Sox on Opening Day against the Phillies.

Betts beat out Rusney Castillo for Boston's starting center field job this spring and carries massive fantasy potential into the 2015 regular season. The full lineup for the Red Sox: Mookie Betts CF, Dustin Pedroia 2B, David Ortiz 1B, Hanley Ramirez LF, Pablo Sandoval 3B, Shane Victorino RF, Xander Bogaerts SS, Ryan Hanigan C. Clay Buchholz will be on the mound.
Apr 6 - 11:06 AM

Mookie Betts went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk versus the Braves on Friday.

Betts is hitting .487 with two homers, two triples and seven doubles in 39 at-bats. That's a .947 slugging percentage, in case you were wondering.
Mar 27 - 4:24 PM

Mookie Betts had an inside-the-park homer and a double Sunday versus the Phillies.

Odubel Herrera certainly could have done a better job on the ball that led to the homer, but no error was recorded on the play. It's Betts' first homer of the spring, but he's showed plenty of pop, with six doubles already. He's batting .471.
Mar 22 - 4:35 PM

According to WEEI's Rob Bradford, the Red Sox have "discussed the possibility of exploring an extension" with young center fielder Mookie Betts.

These have only been internal talks, but Bradford hears the Red Sox may bring the idea to Betts and his agent "in the semi-near future." Betts is tearing up the Grapefruit League this spring and appears to have a wide lead over Rusney Castillo for the Opening Day center field gig. Betts, 22, batted .346/.431/.529 with 11 home runs and 33 stolen bases in 99 games last season between Double-A and Triple-A. He also put up a promising .812 OPS in his first 213 plate appearances at the major league level.
Source: WEEI
Mar 19 - 10:33 AM

Mookie Betts doubled off Matt Harvey and tripled off Noah Syndergaard as the Red Sox came from behind to beat the Mets 4-3 on Monday.

Betts isn't going to leave Rusney Castillo with any sort of opening to get back into the center field mix. He's 10-for-23 with five extra-base hits so far.
Mar 16 - 4:42 PM

Mookie Betts had three hits, including a double, from the leadoff spot as the Red Sox topped the Yankees 10-6 on Wednesday.

Betts is 6-for-15 with two extra-base hits. With Rusney Castillo still sidelined, Betts has definitely opened up a clear lead in the battle for center field. It's still possible both could start if Shane Victorino gets traded or gets hurt, but Betts is the safer pick of the two in fantasy leagues.
Mar 11 - 5:40 PM

Mookie Betts had two hits and two runs scored from the leadoff spot Saturday against the Twins.

With Rusney Castillo (oblique) absent, Betts has had the initial opportunity to make his case for center field. He'd certainly seem to be Boston's best option in the leadoff spot.
Mar 7 - 4:53 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Blake Swihart
2Sandy Leon
3Ryan Hanigan
4Christian Vazquez
1B1Mike Napoli
2Allen Craig
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Brock Holt
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Luis Jimenez
LF1Hanley Ramirez
2Daniel Nava
CF1Mookie Betts
RF1Shane Victorino
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rick Porcello
3Wade Miley
4Joe Kelly
5Justin Masterson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Craig Breslow
5Robbie Ross
6Alexi Ogando
7Tommy Layne
8Brandon Workman