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 (foot) is back in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Texas Rangers. He exited early on Friday after fouling a ball off his foot. The X-rays came back negative, so it sounds like Verdugo has avoided major injury. The 25-year-old has been off to a slow start at the plate, but does have plenty of potential. He'll bat seventh and play left field versus lefty Martin Perez on Sunday. Fantasy managers can probably find a better streaming option than Verdugo on Sunday.
Boston Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo (foot) underwent x-rays on his bruised right foot, which turned out to be negative. He exited Friday's game against the Rangers with a right-foot contusion. The 25-year-old went 1-for-3 with an RBI double and a run scored before leaving. He avoided a significant injury and is considered day-to-day. Fantasy managers should check back Saturday to see if Verdugo is in the lineup. Franchy Cordero would see an uptick in playing time while Verdugo is sidelined. Cordero isn't on the fantasy radar after slashing .200/.323/.280 across 31 plate appearances in 2022.
Boston Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo hasn't provided the numbers fantasy managers have hoped for so far and continued that in Thursday's 8-0 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. He was 0-for-4 with a strikeout, and in his last 15 games, he's hitting .153. Across 25 contests overall, Verdugo's slashing .217/.255/.337 with three home runs, 13 RBI, five runs and no stolen bases. The 25-year-old once had a lot of potential as a member of the Dodgers organization, but besides the shortened 2020, hasn't lived up to it. Verdugo's a career .285 hitter, though his .779 OPS isn't as impressive. He should be able to turn things around batting average-wise, considering his 8.8% strikeout rate. However, he likely won't contribute much to home runs and stolen bases.
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.