Rafael Devers Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 240 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/24/1996 (24)
Rafael Devers Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Rafael Devers News
Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers was responsible for two of Boston's five hits Saturday, going 2-for-5 with a triple, a run scored, and an RBI. He also was caught stealing for the fifth time this year. Devers has been in somewhat of a rut in June, and this triple is just his fourth extra-base hit of the month. That said, fantasy managers should be quite confident that a turnaround is coming as Devers has been excellent all year, contributing across all categories, though a 3-for-8 success rate on stolen bases can't make managers in Net Steals leagues too pleased.
Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers scored two of the team's ten runs Thursday, going 2-for-5 with two singles against the Houston Astros. Devers has just two extra-base hits in his last 11 games, and has struggled to a .244/.295/.366 slash line in June, but Devers showed a good approach in this one, going the opposite way when the Astros shifted against him. Devers will look to build on this outing in the coming series against the Toronto Blue Jays, and fantasy managers can feel confident playing him on a daily basis.
Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers went 2-for-5 Saturday against the Yankees, with two runs scored and two RBI. Devers now has a modest four-game hit streak, and has slashed .310/.365/.638 over his last fifteen games with four homers, 12 runs scored and 15 RBI in that span. He's working his way higher and higher up the fantasy ranks, with an argument to be a top-10 hitter.
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.