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 slotted in fifth in the batting order in Friday's Game 2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays, and he played a key part in the comeback win, going 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI, and two runs scored. Verdugo has a 6-for-13 line with five RBI through his first three career playoff games. He also had three multi-hit affairs in his final six regular season games, so he could quietly be ready to go on a major tear.
Boston Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo had three hits in Sunday's season finale, smacking a double and driving in two runs in a 7-5 victory over the Washington Nationals. Verdugo finishes the season with a .778 OPS, 13 homers, six steals, 88 runs, and 63 RBI in 544 at-bats. He'll be a solid all-around fantasy value in 2022, even as his less flashy profile may allow him to slip down draft boards.
Boston Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo is not in the starting lineup for Friday's matchup against the Washington Nationals, according to MLB.com. Verdugo has been productive in 144 games, slashing .288/.351/.426 with 13 HRs, 88 runs, and six stolen bases. He's struggled mightily against left-handers this season, posting a .554 OPS, so he'll take a seat with left-hander Josh Rogers on the mound for the Nats. There's no designated hitter, which means J.D. Martinez will take Verdugo's spot in the outfield and bat fifth.
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.