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2008 Boston Red Sox (MLB)

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W-L Record: 95-67 .586
Rank: 2nd in American League East
Run Differential: 845-694 + 151
Roster Continuity 82.18% 2/30
Manager(s): Terry Francona
General Manager: Theo Epstein
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Ballpark: Fenway Park
Payroll: $ 133,390,035 4/30
Attendance: 3,048,250 10/30
Playoffs: Lost in ALCS (Tampa Bay)
Top Draft Pick: Casey Kelly (#30) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Brad Mills
Bullpen Coach: Gary Tuck
First Base Coach: Luis Alicea
Hitting Coach: Dave Magadan
Pitching Coach: John Farrell
Third Base Coach: DeMarlo Hale

#1 Draft Picks

Josh Beckett (#2), J.D. Drew (#5), Kyle Snyder (#7), Mark Kotsay (#9), Manny Ramirez (#13), Jason Varitek (#14), David Aardsma (#22), Jacoby Ellsbury (#23), Craig Hansen (#26), Clay Buchholz (#42), Jed Lowrie (#45), Mike Bowden (#47)
American League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9765.599--
9567.5862.0
8973.5498.0
8676.53111.0
6893.42228.5
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
15Dustin Pedroia2B24   653118213
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832015052717917.326.376.493869.167.273.3311.0438.4322726
46Jacoby EllsburyCF-LF24   55498155
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9
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475011418072439.280.336.394730.114.258.3121.9561.6218609
20Kevin Youkilis1B29   53891168
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11535621081270911.312.390.569959.257.368.3391.7418.6306621
33Jason VaritekC36   4233793
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013
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430152122630213.220.313.359672.139.260.2762.3532.5152483
25Mike Lowell3B34   41958115
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27
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017
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73223861520614.274.338.461799.186.277.2821.6124.6193468
34David OrtizDH32   41674110
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891070741121311.264.369.507876.243.413.2701.0618.1211491
7J.D. DrewRF32   36879103
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64417980450511.280.408.519927.239.462.3071.0119.4191456
24Manny RamirezLF36   36566109
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68105286880012.299.398.529927.230.375.3441.6518.3193425
10Coco CrispCF28   36155102
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41207355910846.283.344.407751.125.258.3181.6951.6147409
23Julio LugoSS32   2612770
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221243451403513.268.355.330685.061.222.3221.50261.086307
12Jed LowrieSS-3B24   2603467
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25
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4610356810288.258.339.400739.142.281.3281.94130.0104306
22Sean Casey1B33   1991464
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001710172523006.322.381.392773.070.161.3681.47--78218
44Jason BayLF29   1843954
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3730225122034.293.370.527897.234.370.3542.3220.497211
13Alex CoraSS32   1521441
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0911161391113.270.371.349720.079.184.2930.81--53179
36,30Kevin CashC30   1421132
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1500185001026.225.309.338647.113.239.3192.7847.348162
11Mark KotsayRF32   84619
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0120171101001.226.286.345631.119.190.2601.57--2991
44Brandon MossRF-LF24   78723
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111162500020.295.337.462799.167.244.3964.1739.03686
55Jeff Bailey1B29   501014
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60091701002.280.390.460850.180.360.3871.8925.02359
54Chris CarterLF25   1856
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0003002500000.333.400.333733.000.111.4622.50--620
30,60Jon Van EveryRF28   1704
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05001600000.235.278.353631.118.176.3646.00--618
28David RossC31   811
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0000000300100.125.125.125250.000.000.200----19
3Joe ThurstonLF28   8000000000110000.000.111.000111.000.000.000----09
51Gil Velazquez2B28   801
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0001000000000.125.125.125250.000.000.125----18
19Josh BeckettP28   6000000000300100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
68George KottarasC25   511
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000000200000.200.200.400600.200.200.333----25
31Jon LesterP24   5000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
63Justin MastersonP23   5000000000400000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
49Tim WakefieldP41   3000000000300000.000.000.0000.000.000-----03
40Bartolo ColonP33   2000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
18Daisuke MatsuzakaP27   2000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
53David AardsmaP26   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
48Javier LopezP30   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
Batting Totals1682559684515653533317380712035646106870492862147.280.351.447798.168.298.3151.6532.325036332
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
31Jon Lester24   1663.2133332200210.12027875146615231101.288.660.602.836.512.30
49Tim Wakefield41   10114.1330301000181.015489832560117120131.187.661.242.985.821.95
19Josh Beckett28   12104.0327271000174.1173807818341725091.198.950.931.768.905.06
18Daisuke Matsuzaka27   1832.8929290000167.2128585412941545071.326.860.645.048.251.64
63Justin Masterson23   653.17369006088.16831311040681081.236.951.024.096.951.70
61Clay Buchholz23   296.751615100076.09363571141722121.7611.011.304.868.531.76
17Manny Delcarmen26   123.287300016274.1552827528720031.126.690.613.418.762.57
58Jonathan Papelbon27   542.3567000624169.158241848772000.967.570.521.0410.049.63
37Hideki Okajima32   322.616400011162.0491818623602011.167.110.873.348.712.61
48Javier Lopez30   202.447000010059.1531816427381021.368.080.614.125.801.41
50Mike Timlin42   445.694700026149.1603231920321011.6311.021.653.675.881.60
36Paul Byrd37   424.7888000049.0582626810260001.3910.651.471.844.782.60
53David Aardsma26   425.51470007048.2493230435493051.719.000.736.439.001.40
40Bartolo Colon33   423.9277000039.0442317510270021.3810.151.152.316.232.70
56Craig Hansen24   135.52320006230.2292319223253011.688.420.586.687.261.09
59Chris Smith27   108.00120003018.118161667130001.399.003.003.506.501.86
51Julian Tavarez35   016.2390002012.2181290961002.0812.460.006.234.150.67
62David Pauley25   0112.0062003012.123171625110012.3317.251.503.758.252.20
43Devern Hansack30   103.864000306.26530150001.007.710.001.296.435.00
30Bryan Corey34   0010.507000206.011771340002.3316.501.504.506.001.33
64Mike Bowden21   103.601100005.07220130001.6012.600.001.805.403.00
51Charlie Zink28   0018.001100004.111880111003.0024.750.002.252.251.00
39Kyle Snyder30   0018.002000001.22441211002.009.004.509.004.500.50
Batting Totals95674.016281625215747144613696946451475481185432651.338.520.913.417.382.16
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jason VaritekC13110419034247.9968.17
Kevin CashC573722802645.9877.40
David RossC825230001.0008.28
George KottarasC2850001.0005.63
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Kevin Youkilis1B12598492387492.9969.24
Sean Casey1B4534233113325.9919.05
Jeff Bailey1B12677730101.00010.75
Mark Kotsay1B63935317.9748.77
Brandon Moss1B213100011.0006.92
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dustin Pedroia2B15713762794486101.9924.76
Alex Cora2B735614031.0005.14
Jed Lowrie2B31624001.0003.38
Gil Velazquez2B21959021.0006.63
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mike Lowell3B110935802171020.9672.86
Jed Lowrie3B45243165928.9742.78
Kevin Youkilis3B36252237035.9693.32
Kevin Cash3B41511001.0001.20
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Julio LugoSS816711001761634.9453.70
Alex CoraSS6938674136639.9724.90
Jed LowrieSS49386461090211.0003.61
Gil VelazquezSS1301001.0003.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Manny RamirezLF6653799612.9911.76
Jacoby EllsburyLF58346891011.0002.34
Jason BayLF4942376510.9881.72
Brandon MossLF1178170001.0001.96
Jeff BaileyLF52330001.0001.17
Joe ThurstonLF41950001.0002.37
Chris CarterLF31730001.0001.59
Julio LugoLF110000.0000.00
Jon Van EveryLF110000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Coco CrispCF114886234421.9922.42
Jacoby EllsburyCF665461713011.0002.87
J.D. DrewCF150000.0000.00
Jon Van EveryCF1810001.0001.13
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
J.D. DrewRF106886184641.9791.93
Jacoby EllsburyRF36281720001.0002.31
Mark KotsayRF19151320001.0001.91
Brandon MossRF1486192001.0002.20
Jon Van EveryRF832150001.0004.22
Kevin YoukilisRF2830001.0003.38
Jeff BaileyRF110000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Manny DelcarmenP737465001.0001.34
Javier LopezP705971040.8102.59
Jonathan PapelbonP67695530.7691.30
Hideki OkajimaP646234001.0001.02
David AardsmaP474836001.0001.69
Mike TimlinP474919001.0001.84
Justin MastersonP368831012.9291.33
Jon LesterP33210192123.9521.71
Craig HansenP323002001.0000.60
Tim WakefieldP3018171511.9571.09
Daisuke MatsuzakaP29167161912.9721.89
Josh BeckettP27174151822.9431.71
Clay BuchholzP167636001.0001.07
Chris SmithP121832001.0002.50
Julian TavarezP91212011.0002.25
Paul ByrdP8492911.9172.02
Bartolo ColonP7392420.7501.38
Bryan CoreyP7601001.0001.50
David PauleyP61201001.0000.75
Devern HansackP460010.0000.00
Kyle SnyderP210000.0000.00
Mike BowdenP1511011.0003.60
Charlie ZinkP1402001.0004.50
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
David OrtizDH108.0000.00
Manny RamirezDH31.0000.00
Sean CaseyDH7.0000.00
Jeff BaileyDH2.0000.00
J.D. DrewDH2.0000.00
Mike LowellDH2.0000.00
Chris CarterDH1.0000.00


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