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Boston Red Sox

 

2016 Season Record: 93-69 (+15 wins from 2015)

Departures:

1B/3B Travis Shaw--> Traded to Brewers

3B/DH Yoan Moncada--> Traded to White Sox

LF Ryan LaMarre--> Angels

DH David Ortiz--> Retired

SP Clay Buchholz--> Traded to Phillies

SP Sean O'Sullivan--> Korea

RP Junichi Tazawa--> Marlins

RP Koji Uehara--> Cubs

RP Brad Ziegler--> Marlins

 

Additions:

1B/DH Mitch Moreland (Rangers)

RF Steve Selsky (Traded from Reds)

SP Chris Sale (Traded from White Sox)

RP Tyler Thornburg (Traded from Brewers)

 

Top 100 Prospects:

OF Andrew Benintendi (1st overall)

3B Rafael Devers (13th overall)

SP Jason Groome (27th overall)

 

*New Addition

 

Projected Opening Day Lineup:

C Sandy Leon

1B Mitch Moreland*

2B Dustin Pedroia

SS Xander Bogaerts

3B Pablo Sandoval

LF Andrew Benintendi

CF Jackie Bradley Jr.

RF Mookie Betts

DH Hanley Ramirez

 

Projected Opening Day Rotation:

SP1 Rick Porcello

SP2 Chris Sale*

SP3 David Price

SP4 Steven Wright

SP5 Drew Pomeranz

 

 

Projected Opening Day Bullpen:

Closer Craig Kimbrel

RP1 Tyler Thornburg*

RP2 Matt Barnes

RP3 Joe Kelly

 

 

Key Team Stats from 2016:

 

Runs Scored: 1st (878)

Home Runs: 9th (208)

Batting Average: 1st (.282)

OBP: 1st (.348)

 

Team ERA: 9th (4.00)

Batting Average Against: 7th (.246)

WHIP: 9th (1.27)

Fielding Percentage: 5th (.987)

Mookie Betts

Dustin Pedroia