Alex Verdugo Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 192 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/15/1996 (25)
Alex Verdugo Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Alex Verdugo News
Boston Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo was responsible for three of the Boston's eight hits Friday, going 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, a run, and an RBI. Verdugo is in the midst of his hottest stretch of the year, slashing .345/.424/.552 over his last seven games. He has 16 total bases in that span. Fantasy managers who roster Verdugo can count on plenty of production from him going forward.
Boston Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo (back) is out of the lineup for the second straight day, and manager Alex Cora says that is the result of some minor back tightness. He is expected back in the lineup Wednesday. Fantasy managers will breathe a sigh of relief that this is not a significant injury, but on Tuesday it was said that Verdugo was simply getting a day off. It remains to be seen whether Verdugo will in fact return Wednesday, but fantasy managers will want to remove him from daily lineups and wait for more information.
Boston Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Astros. Instead, Boston will employ Marwin Gonzalez, Kike Hernandez, and Hunter Renfroe in the outfield. This is just a day off for Verdugo against the lefty Framber Valdez. Verdugo has been excellent of late, with an .887 OPS over his last seven games. Fantasy managers can expect him back in the lineup Wednesday.
Boston Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo found himself in the unenviable position of being dealt from the eventual World Series champion Dodgers to a last-place team just before the season began. While Verdugo is no Mookie Betts, he will be once again be counted on to man center field and likely bat leadoff for a team that still has a talented lineup despite its terrible season.Verdugo was a prized prospect in the Dodgers' stacked farm system based mainly on his hit tool that allowed him to hit .314 and .329 in two seasons at Triple-A, followed by a .294 average with the Dodgers in 2019 and .308 in a short 2020. A high batting average should be in store and he provides run-scoring potential hitting ahead of Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers, and J.D. Martinez but the question is whether his power will develop enough to make him a fantasy factor. He looked primed to take a step forward with 12 home runs in 343 at-bats in 2019 but hit just six HR in 201 AB in Boston. A low fly-ball rate coupled with hard-hit rate under 40% isn't a recipe for success in the power realm so expectations should be tempered. Verdugo should play as a relatively safe OF3 as long as a breakout isn't expected.