Pablo Sandoval had a strong day Sunday going 1-for-2 with a home run, three RBI, two runs scored and three walks in the loss to the Orioles.
Fantasy Impact: Pablo Sandoval is not off to the hottest start this season but is hitting .273 with eight RBI and nine runs. If he can stay healthy Sandoval should improve on those numbers hitting in a strong lineup and playing half his games in Fenway Park. Keep starting Panda.
Category: Game Recaps
There are no structural issues with Pablo Sandoval's injured foot, based on scans done at the ballpark Tuesday, the Boston Globe's Alex Speier reports. (Source: Alex Speier on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Pablo Sandoval was hit by a pitch in Tuesday's game and left with a contusion on his foot. Sandoval has started off his first season with the Red Sox hot hitting .305 with five runs scored. The injury looks to be day to day but with Sandoval's injury history, fantasy owners are always worried about a stint on the disabled list.
Category: , Injury Updates
Pablo Sandoval went 2-for-3 Wednesday against the Phillies putting his ugly 0-for-5 debut in the rear view mirror. He also took a bases loaded walk for his first RBI of the season.
Fantasy Impact: Its a little ironic that Sandoval's first Red Sox RBI came on a walk because he just doesn't take all that many. When he goes to the plate he is looking to swing the bat, but has still manages to keep his strike outs in the 80-ish range year after year. Sandoval may have limited upside in Roto as his overall numbers are far from elite, but he could be a nice CI in Head-to-Head formats.
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In Pablo Sandoval's debut, he went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts in Boston's 8-0 win over Philadelphia on Monday.
Fantasy Impact: In a 162 game season it is way to early to judge someone after one game. Pablo Sandoval will have days like these. But will also have strong days too. If he stays healthy he will provide plenty of production at third base.
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Sun, Apr 5th 2:05pm EDT
By John Aubin
Pablo Sandoval went 2-for-2 and knocked in a run as the Red Sox topped the Twins 4-2 on Saturday.
Fantasy Impact: Pablo Sandoval has finished his first spring training with Boston after signing a big contract this offseason. He is expected to play every day at third base for the Red Sox. His current ADP is 120 which is about right considering his injury history. If you don't get a third baseman early in your fantasy draft, Sandoval could be a grab in the middle rounds. There is always the risk of him missing games but he will be hitting in a very good lineup and in a good ballpark.
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Pablo Sandoval's recent spat with former Giants teammates has caught the attention of the Boston sports media. (Source: Jerry Thornton - WEEI)
Fantasy Impact: Not much gets by the many outlets that cover Boston sports. This may seem like a non issue when it comes to fantasy baseball, but just ask Carl Crawford and John Lackey about the media's role in Boston's sports landscape. If Sandoval hits for the Red Sox, there will be a lot of love thrown his way. Remember to always take a step back, and look at the numbers and not the narrative when valuing fantasy players.
Category: , Rumors
From a physical appearance standpoint, Pablo Sandoval has not missed any meals in the offseason. How much weight he loses from now til the start of the season will likely affect his play to a degree. (Source: Baseball Swag on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: The Panda has routinely packed on the pounds during his off time and he doesn't appear to be changing anything now that he's in Boston. He'll be counted on to be the nimble Panda at 3rd, but he's always been at his best when he's on the lighter side. Keep an eye on his physique leading up to the season and don't be surprised if he's swinging and missing more than normal if he doesn't shed a few pounds.
Wed, Feb 11th 6:34pm EST
By Charlie Finn
Adding a Third Baseman to the team seemed to be the Red Sox priority this offseason when they added Pablo Sandoval. After a season where Will MiddleBrooks and Xander Bogaerts both hit for an under .200 average at Third Base for the Red Sox in 2014. Sandoval has not had a year under .268 in his 7 year career, so the consistency the Red Sox are looking for and need at Third Base may be found with "The Panda".
Fantasy Impact: Living up to Fantasy production hype for Pablo will be one thing this year but living up to a 5 year $100 million plus contract for the Boston Red Sox will be tough enough. Coming off another World Series in 2014, Sandoval will look to push the Red Sox back up the rankings in 2015. Adding a steady bat and a very consistent defense at Third Base is what the Red Sox missed the entire year in 2014. In a line-up with hitters all around him it will be interesting where the Red Sox settle Sandoval into the everyday batting order.
Jon Heyman reports that Sandoval will receive close to $100 million over 5 years. The Red Sox beat out the Giants and Padres, who reportedly also made an aggressive push for the free agent 3rd basemen. The official announcement of the deal is pending a physical. (Source: CBS Sports)
Fantasy Impact: The move figures to be a good one for Sandoval's fantasy value. He lands on a team that is pouring money into revamping its offense (and pitching, for that matter). Sandoval will now get to play in a top 5 hitter friendly ball park, according to ESPN's 2014 Park Factors analysis. It's a welcome sign after slugging in the notoriously pitcher-friendly AT&T Park with the Giants. Sandoval is expected to primarily play third base in Boston with a small mix of appearances at DH.
Free agent Pablo Sandoval arrived in Boston on Monday for a meeting with Red Sox brass, who were said to be "all-in" on luring the third baseman away from San Francisco. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: Pablo Sandoval's value would theoretically take a leap should he move to Boston. It's hard to say if he would have more protection within the lineup, but without question, he would be hitting in a more favorable ballpark when he's batting from the left side (his stronger side). The power has always been there, but a 25 ft. wall has always been in the way in right field at AT&T park. A move to Boston would take around 20 ft. of height away from that barrier as well as 7 ft. in distance. Sandoval's HR numbers could realistically jump from 20 to 30 making him an even greater threat.