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Monday, April 6, 2015

BOSTON RED SOX

2015 PROJECTED STARTERS



As of 4/6/2015;


Catcher:                                    RYAN HANIGAN                              R/R Age 34
First Base:                                MIKE NAPOLI                                    R/R Age 33
Second Base:                            DUSTIN PEDROIA                            R/R  Age 31
Third Base:                               PABLO SANDOVAL                         S/R  Age 29
Shortstop:                                 XANDER BOGAERTS                       R/R  Age 22
Left Field                                  HANLEY RAMIREZ                          R/R Age 31
Center Field:                            MOOKIE BETTS                                 R/R Age 22
Right Field:                              SHANE VICTORINO                          R/R Age 34 
DH:                                           DAVID ORTIZ                                    L/L Age 39  

Batter Bench Notable:              ALLEN CRAIG                                    R/R Age 30

Starting Pitcher 1:                     CLAY BUCHHOLZ                             L/R Age 30
Starting Pitcher 2:                     RICK PORCELLO                               R/R Age 27
Starting Pitcher 3:                     JUSTIN MASTERSON                        R/R Age 30
Starting Pitcher 4:                     WADE MILEY                                     L/L Age 28
Starting Pitcher 5:                     STEVEN WRIGHT                              R/R Age 30

Closer:                                      KOJI UEHARA                                    R/R Age 40

Pitcher Bench Notable:            EDWARD MUJICA                             R/R Age 30

NOTABLE INJURIES:            Projected starting Catcher CHRISTIAN VAZQUEZ will miss the entire 2015 season after undergoing surgery this spring.  KOJI UEHARA will start the season on the DL but is expected to join the team         .

PROJECTION:  3RD in the AL East, Projected for 85 wins

MVP:                                        MOOKIE BETTS

POTENTIAL ROOKIE IMPACT: BLAKE SWIHART will be with the Red Sox and will contend for rookie of the year.

COMMENTS:   The Red Sox have cobbled together a rotation of number 2 and 3s, never replacing ace JOHN LESTER (Cubs), will someone step up to be the stopper, its doubtful. If they don't improve this rotation the Sox will score a ton of runs to go along with just as many losses.