New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox- 4/10/15 MLB Fantasy Sports, Baseball Picks, Odds & Predictions
Sunday Night Baseball on April 12th will conclude a three game series between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. They begin play at 8PM Eastern Time televised by ESPN TV from historic Yankees Stadium. We will take a look at his matchup from a MLB Fantasy draft perspective for real money leagues.
The Red Sox are off to a 4-1 start to the regular season. Much was made by the team’s aggressiveness during the free agent period as the team acquired some pop to the hitting lineup with the additions of Pablo Sandoval and Handley Ramirez. The Red Sox rank third in all of baseball in scoring offense as the team pushes across six runs per game. Of the five games played this season the Red Sox starters have thrown four quality starts. After taking two of three against the Philadelphia Phillies the Red Sox have won the first two games of this series scoring a total of 14 runs in the two contests.
The New York Yankees are off to a cold start with a mark of 1-4 on the campaign. The sad part about this record is the fact the Yanks has played all five games at home. New York has been cold at the plate as they hit just .193 ranking 28th and third last in all of baseball. Many pundits felt that the Yankees lacked offensive punch for MLB Fantasy mock draft managers to utilize in their daily cash leagues. The Yankees have just one quality start from their rotation through five games ranking second to last in the league. The team was hit with a barrage of injuries to their starters in 2014.
Boston Red Sox Starting Pitcher: Tonight’s starter Clay Buchholz had an impressive start to his 2015 campaign. He was the opening day starter and Buchholz delivered with a victory as he allowed no runs and three hits in seven innings pitched in victory at Philadelphia. Buchholz is facing a Yankees team that is not hitting very well.
Boston Red Sox Shortstop: Xander Bogaerts will carry a four game win streak into this contest. He has gone 9 of 20 in his past four games with includes two multi-hit games in that span. He leads his club in batting at .391 in this young season.
Boston Red Sox LF: Hanley Ramirez is coming off a day off after the 19 inning marathon on Saturday. Ramirez is fragile as he has battled injury issues that past few seasons so that explains his positional change to left field. Ramirez in his four games has three multiple hit games and is batting .318 with two homers and five RBI’s this season.
Boston Red Sox 3B: So far the two big bats have come through for the Red Sox. Third basemen Pablo Sandoval is 5-14 over his past two games with two RBI’s he has crushed Yankees pitching in this series.
Boston Red Sox DH: Big Papi David Ortiz is slow out of the gates as the 18-year veteran is hitting .150 in 20 at bats with a home and RBI. After a two hit night on Friday Ortiz went 0-5 on Saturday.
Boston Red Sox C: Mike Napoli is 0 for 2015 as he began the 2015 campaign going 0-17. Napoli is a career 3 of 6 against Tanaka with a double and two home runs.
New York Yankees Starting Pitcher: Masahiro Tanaka gets the start for NY on Sunday Night Baseball. It was not an impressive start for Tanaka in the opener of 2015 as he gets tagged for the loss against the Toronto Blue Jays. His stat line read four innings pitched and four runs allowed on five hits in two walks in defeat. Tanaka was sidelined with elbow problems last year and appeared to be holding back a little on the mound in the opener with his velocity down from last year.
New York Yankees DH: Alex Rodriguez is the Yankees leading hitter with a batting average of .278 with a home run and two RBI’s.
New York Yankees CF: Jacoby Ellsbury after a 0-4 start has five hits in his past 16 at bats but all singles with no RBI’s.
New York Yankees 1B: Mark Teixeira has a hit in his past three games and has homered in two straight contests. After the Friday night 19 inning affair Teixeira sat on Saturday and will be freshened for this spot.
New York Yankees Catcher: Chase Headley struggled with the Yankees soon after being traded from San Diego a season ago. Headley has just three hits in his first 22 at bats with a home and two RBI’s.
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P: Clay Buchholz (Red Sox)
DH: Alex Rodriguez (Yankees)
SS: Xander Boegaerts (Red Sox)
LF: Handley Ramirez (Red Sox)
3B: Pablo Sandoval (Red Sox)
C: Jacoby Ellsbury (Yankees)