Rafael Devers Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 240 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/24/1996 (25)
Rafael Devers Season Stats
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Rafael Devers News
Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers homered again in Boston's Game 5 loss to the Houston Astros Wednesday, going 2-for-3 with the solo shot. The Red Sox only managed three hits total against Framber Valdez and Ryne Stanek. Devers now has a nine-game hit streak, with five playoff homers, including three in his last four games. He has a .998 career postseason OPS in 85 at-bats and can be counted upon in any situation by fantasy managers in all formats.
Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers tacked on a home run in the eighth inning of Monday's 12-3 victory over the Houston Astros in Game 3 of the ALCS. He also walked and scored two runs in five plate appearances. Devers now has a hit in seven straight games, with four homers in that span. He's driven in 25 runs in 24 career postseason games. There aren't many players above him on draft boards heading into the 2022 fantasy season.
Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers (forearm) saw teammate J.D. Martinez deliver a grand slam in the first inning of Game 2, and he followed up with a slam of his own in the top of the second. Devers also walked and scored a run in five plate appearances. He's gone 9-for-29 with three homers, 10 RBI, and seven runs scored this postseason, which is especially impressive considering he's been dealing with a sore forearm. It doesn't seem to be slowing him down at all, and he isn't expected to miss any time despite appearing to aggravate it on a missed swing.
Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers hits the ball very hard, and 2020 was no exception. In fact, his average exit velocity of 93 mph was in the 96th percentile, and his maximum exit velocity was a robust 116.7 mph. However, his batting average plummeted from .311 to .263, largely due to a significant increase in his strikeout percentage. In 2019, Devers struck out in 17% of his plate appearances, a number that is actually pretty good for a guy that hits the ball so hard and also posted 32 home runs. In contrast, his 2020 campaign saw that rate explode to 27%, which put him in just the 26th percentile league-wide. His overall contact was also down and his swings and misses were up, which severely limited his ability to get on base. There is some good news, though, as his barrel percentage went up from 10 to 12.2, but at his current NFBC ADP of 44, taking him there means betting on and paying for a bounce-back. For what it's worth, Steamer projects him to do just that, splitting the difference between his 2019 and 2020 seasons, with wRC+ scores of 132 and 109, respectively, to a 124 in 2021. He may very well be worth the price you pay, but you are leaving very little room for value and taking on much more risk than any potential reward may justify. For reference, players going just after him include Marcell Ozuna, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Randy Arozarena, Cavan Biggioand Pete Alonso.