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David Ortiz (1B,DH)

Boston Red Sox - 96% owned

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Bats: L, Throws: L

Ortiz (heel) was used as a pinch-hitter in Saturday's win over the Mets. Ortiz whacked a double off Bartolo Colon and was replaced by pinch-runner Rusney Castillo. He said there was some discomfort in the heel, but not too bad and he's in line to start at first base Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Do not be surprised if David Ortiz does sit on Sunday being in a National League park which would mean he would be in the field. The good news though is Ortiz did play on Saturday which means his injury is not serious.

 

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David Ortiz left Friday's game with left heel tightness, the Providence Journal's Tim Britton reports. Prior to exiting Ortiz hit his 27th home run of the season and finished the game 2-for-3. (Source: Tim Britton on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With the Red Sox playing in a National League park and do not have a designated hitter do not be surprised if David Ortiz sits out the weekend series to rest the heel. Keep posted on updates to see if he does sit.

 

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David Ortiz to sit on Wednesday

Wed, Aug 26th 5:30pm EDT
By John Aubin

David Ortiz is out of the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports. Ortiz will get a rare day off, as the Red Sox slot Hanley Ramirez in as the designated hitter against Chicago's Chris Sale. (Source: Colleen Kane on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After a rough start to the year, David Ortiz has come on strong in the second half and once again is on his way to another great season with Boston. Ortiz is hitting .260 with 26 home runs and 70 runs batted in.

 

David Ortiz snapped his 11-game hitting streak on Thursday, going 0-for-3 with a walk against the Royals.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the 0-for, Ortiz has continued his torrid stretch into August. After a strong July, the veteran has posted an OPS of 1.216 in August, rewarding those owners that stuck with him.

 

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David Ortiz was a monster Wednesday, going 3-for-3 with two homers, a walk and three RBI in a loss to the Marlins

Fantasy Impact: David Ortiz is currently on fire. In the last five games, he has nine hits in 19 at-bats (.474) with four homers, a double, eight RBI and seven runs scored. Ortiz would be a great DFS play right now.

 

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David Ortiz went 3-for-4 Saturday with a solo homer and a two-run double in a 7-6 loss to the Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: David Ortiz continues to defy age. The 39 year old slugger started the year off slow and many experts thought he was finished. But Ortiz has picked it up and he has 23 homers and 69 RBI on the season. Ortiz should be owned in all leagues and is a good DFS play.

 

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David Ortiz hit the game winning home run on Wednesday as the Red Sox beat the Yankees. Ortiz finished 1-for-4 for the day.

Fantasy Impact: David Ortiz has been surging since an early season slump. One of the reason is he is hitting lefties better as he went 11-for-29 off left-handers during the month of July. Ortiz should be owned in all leagues and he should continue his clutch hitting.

 

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David Ortiz has monster night

Mon, Jul 27th 6:50am EDT
By John Aubin

David Ortiz went 4-for-5 with two homers, three runs scored and a career high seven RBI in Sunday night's win over Detroit.

Fantasy Impact: David Ortiz is on fire coming out of the All-Star break. He has gone 12-for-35 with six extra-base hits (four homers) and 11 RBI. Ortiz will still sit occasionally but right now is a good play in DFS.

 

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David Ortiz rips two-run homerun

Tue, Jul 21st 3:21am EDT
By John Aubin

In both games of Monday's doubleheader, David Ortiz went 3-for-8 with a two-run home run. It was not enough as the Red Sox lost both to the Angels and were swept in four games.

Fantasy Impact: After a slow start, David Ortiz's hitting has picked up. His power numbers look good for the year with 16 home runs and 45 RBI, but is only hitting .236.

 

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David Ortiz (illness) went 2-for-4 in his return to the Red Sox lineup on Friday in a loss to the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: Most of the Red Sox lineup could not get going against C.J. Wilson of the Angels. Ortiz did manage two hits against the lefty which is an encouraging sign. It looks like he is fully recovered from his illness that caused him to miss time before the All-Star break.

 

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David Ortiz went 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run home run on Wednesday as the Red Sox topped the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: After a rough start to the season, David Ortiz is finally hitting more like the Ortiz of previous years. He now has 15 home runs on the year with 43 RBI. He is safe to start in all leagues.

 

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David Ortiz hit a three-run home run and finished 1-for-5 which helped lead the Red Sox to a 12-6 victory over the visiting Blue Jays on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: David Ortiz's power is back. He has hit eight home runs and driven in 18 in the last 21 games. He is still struggling with his average and is hitting .228 for the season.

 

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David Ortiz walked and hit a two-run home run in four plate appearances Sunday as the Red Sox defeated the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: Early in the season it looked like David Ortiz had finally hit the wall and age had crept on him. But he has slowly been getting out of his funk and starting to heat up. In the last 30 days, Ortiz is hitting .258 with six homers along with 17 RBI.

 

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David Ortiz is hitting .230 on the season. The main culprit is his .117 average against lefties with no HR.

Fantasy Impact: If you have the time to check each outing and see who he is facing, he is still a strong play against righties with a .285 BA and 11 HR.

 

David Ortiz hits three run bomb

Sun, Jun 14th 10:00pm EDT
By John Aubin

David Ortiz hit a three-run homer in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: David Ortiz is finally showing signs of life and has now hit home runs in three of his last four games. He's driven in seven runs during that span.

 

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David Ortiz's bat shows some life

Sat, Jun 13th 9:21am EDT
By John Aubin

David Ortiz went 2-for-4 with two RBI in Friday night's loss to the Blue Jays. The slumping designated hitter has hit safely in three straight and four of his last five.

Fantasy Impact: David Ortiz has been struggling all season, especially against left handed pitching. This streak is nice to see for patient Ortiz fantasy owners. Hopefully this is the turning point for him this year but until he can show he can hit lefties he could end up in a platoon.

 

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David Ortiz homered Thursday, going 1-for-4, against the Orioles after getting Wednesday off.

Fantasy Impact: David Ortiz continues to struggle this year hitting .220 on the season. He is even worse against lefties hitting only .114. The way he is hitting he could find himself in a platoon. Hopefully the home run on Thursday is a sign of things to come.

 

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David Ortiz sits

Thu, Jun 11th 1:12am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

David Ortiz sits against a lefty yet again on Wednesday and was reportedly unhappy over the decision. In the defense of his manager, Ortiz is batting .114 against LHP this season with an OBP of .111.

Fantasy Impact: Until further notice, sit Ortiz when the opposing team is scheduled to start a lefty. However, if you have the bench spot to carry him and a panicking or less-aware Ortiz owner in your league, see if you can get him cheap. It is worth using him as a part-time player for the games where Boston faces RHP as he still has a strong average with power against righties.

 

David Ortiz back in the lineup

Sat, May 30th 10:31pm EDT
By John Aubin

David Ortiz went 2-for-4 with a double in Saturday's loss to the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: David Ortiz sat for two games as he is in the midst of one of the worst slumps of his career. Typically Ortiz starts slow but this season has been even worse. Ortiz has too much potential to be dropped at this point. Give him a few more weeks. Hopefully this game is the beginning of things changing for Ortiz.

 

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David Ortiz, batting fifth in the order for the first time this season, went 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Tuesday night's loss to the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: David Ortiz has had a rough start to the season. He is hitting only .222 for the season and is really struggling against left handers hitting .105. Ortiz usually heats up about this time of year. If he does not get out of the slump soon though do not be surprised if the Red Sox start to sit him against left handed pitching.

 

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David Ortiz starting to heat up

Wed, May 20th 8:33am EDT
By John Aubin

David Ortiz went 2-for-4 with a homer, a walk and two RBI in Tuesday night's win over the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: David Ortiz like the rest of the Red Sox lineup has under performed for most of the season. It looks like he could be snapping out of his slump as he's put together of string of three consecutive multi-hit games with homers in two straight. Ortiz always starts slow so this could be the start of a hot streak for him.

 

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David Ortiz goes 2-for-5

Tue, May 12th 12:01pm EDT
By Chris McCoy

David Ortiz went 2-for-5 Monday in Oakland. He also drove in one RBI.

Fantasy Impact: After a slow start Ortiz is starting to heat up. While the power hasn't really been there yet, he has hit .282 over his last 10 games. Slow starts are nothing new for Ortiz, so be patient. The numbers will come.

 

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Big Papi went 2-for-3 with 2 RBI in an 11-8 loss to the Blue Jays Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz has been underwhelming with his average so far batting .221 but has been solid with his power production with four HRS and ten RBI. This year's Red Sox lineup provides him with the protection he lacked last season, look for Big Papi to continue to be a fantasy power hitter in your DH spot.

 

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David Ortiz was 1-for-4 with a Home-run on Tuesday nights match-up vs. the Tampa Bay Rays.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz now sits with three HR's on the year with five RBI. Ortiz will look to add to his RBI total as the series goes with the Rays and hopes to not have his suspension upheld while in Tampa.

 

David Ortiz gets one game suspension

Tue, Apr 21st 4:13pm EDT
By Clinton

David Ortiz received a one-game suspension and fine on Tuesday for making contact with umpire John Tumpane in Sunday's game against the Orioles. He will appeal the suspension. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Until his appeal is processed, he will not miss any games and this will not have any major impact on Ortiz's long term fantasy impact. In the event the suspension is upheld, make sure he's not added to a daily lineup for the day he's to miss a game.

 

David Ortiz goes 3-for-3

Sat, Apr 18th 11:08pm EDT
By Chris McCoy

David Ortiz went 3-for-3 Saturday against the Orioles. He also walked once and scored Boston's only run.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz has gotten off to a bit of a slow start this season as he is currently batting .237 over his first 10 games with two HR's and three RBI's. While slow starts are nothing new to Big Papi, its fair to wonder when father time may finally catch up to him and he is no longer a perennial threat for 30 HR's and 100 RBI's. Keep an eye on Ortiz's production throughout the season and don't be afraid to cut the 39 year old loose if you truly believe you can get better production out of your U or DH spot.

 

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Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hit a home run and two runs batted in on Monday's 9-4 win over the Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: David Ortiz has started off slowly hitting .185 so far this season. Ortiz is typically a slow starter but he is already showing his power is there. Look for Ortiz to heat up in the coming weeks.

 

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David Ortiz returned to the lineup Thursday after sitting out several days with dehydration and general soreness. He served as the designated hitter and went 0-for-3 with an RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Part of the reason the Red Sox sat David Ortiz is that he really does not need to play a full slate of spring training games. And at age 39, Boston may give him days off here and there during the season to help preserve him for a possible playoff run.

 

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David Ortiz missed his second consecutive game on Wednesday due to dehydration. (Source: Nick Cafardo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This does not expect to be a longterm issue for Ortiz, and he should not be bumped down any draft boards because of it.

 

Big Papi arrived at spring training with a weighty quip about new teammate Pablo Sandoval. "My belly hasn't grown like Panda," David Ortiz said Tuesday, joking about new Boston Red Sox teammate Pablo Sandoval. (Source: Boston Herald)

Fantasy Impact: David Ortiz has come into training camp in great shape. Hopefully he is fully recovered from his wrist injury from late last season. At 39, Oritz has been on a decline each of the past three years but he is still a top fantasy hitter. Expect another decline this year but he is still worth owning and if you can get him after the early rounds in fantasy drafts, he should provide value to your lineup.

 

David Ortiz missed the final 5 games of the 2104 season with inflammation of the left wrist but overall had a healthy year and finished with 35 home runs and 104 runs batted in.

Fantasy Impact: The last couple of years fantasy owners have been waiting for David Ortiz to break down and Ortiz has proved them wrong hitting over 30 home runs and 100 runs batted in the last two years. Coming into 2015 Ortiz is fully healthy. But at age 39, he comes with the risk of is this the year he breaks down questions. Do not draft him early but if he is available in the middle rounds he is worth the gamble. Especially with an improved lineup in Boston this year.