Alex Verdugo Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 192 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/15/1996 (26)
Alex Verdugo Season Stats
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Alex Verdugo News
Boston Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo had a pair of hits, including a double, and scored twice in Thursday's 5-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. It brought the 26-year-old's batting average to .285. Verdugo's pretty one-dimensional, though, as he has just 11 HRs and one stolen base with 72 runs and 74 RBI over 147 games. The former top prospect's still deserving of a starting job in most fantasy leagues and will contribute to batting average the rest of the way as the season comes to a close.
Boston Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo swung the bat well Thursday, going 3-for-4 with a walk, a home run, and three runs. The day extended his hitting streak to eight games and raised his batting average to .287. However, batting average is all fantasy managers get from Verdugo, as he's only slugged eight home runs, has 59 runs, 62 RBI, and one stolen base in 125 games. Those numbers are still relevant in standard leagues, but he probably belongs on the bench, especially if managers are looking for power.
Boston Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo (knee) is not in the starting lineup for his team's Friday night game against the Seattle Mariners. Verdugo banged up his knee in Thursday's game, so he will take a seat against Seattle southpaw Marco Gonzales. The Red Sox will go with Franchy Cordero in left field, Rob Refsnyder in right and Jackie Bradley Jr. in center. Verdugo is hitting .251 with three homers, 25 runs and 29 RBI across 207 at-bats in 2022. Look for the Red Sox to update his status at some point after Friday night's game.
Boston Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo enters the 2023 season with one of the higher floors for batting average in the league. The 26-year-old is coming off a 2022 season in which he hit .280 with a .328 on-base percentage, 11 home runs, and a stolen base in 644 plate appearances. It marked the fourth-straight season in which the outfielder has hit at least .280. In fact, the .280 mark was Verdugo's lowest in the last four years, with previous averages of .294, .308, and .289 in the three seasons prior. Those types of batting average numbers seem likely to continue as well, thanks to Verdugo's propensity for low strikeout rates. He owns a 15.0% strikeout rate in 1,957 lifetime Major League plate appearances and turned in a 13.4% strikeout rate last season. He might not be quite as productive in terms of home runs, where he's yet to hit more than 13 in a season, or stolen bases as Verdugo hasn't stolen more than six bases in a season in the Majors. But he's a quality source of production where batting average is concerned for fantasy managers.