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 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.