Boston Red Sox
2014 Avg.
.250
 
Career Avg.
.285
Name  David Ortiz
Born  11/18/1975
Height  6-4
Weight  230
Number  34
Position  DH
Bats  L
Throws  L
Hot7/28/2014 9:51:00 AM
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz is 5-for-15 with two doubles and two home runs versus Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey.
Insight: Ortiz has been on fire with five home runs and seven extra-base hits in his last seven games. The only one hotter is Cleveland's Carlos Santana (six homers in six games).
 
Hot7/27/2014 5:11:00 PM
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz went 1-for-3 with a homer and three RBI Sunday at Tampa Bay.
Insight: Ortiz was one of the top performers for the fantasy week from July 21-27. He hit .285 with five home runs and 12 RBI in seven games.
 
7/26/2014 11:14:00 AM
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz is a career .375 hitter (9-for-24) with three home runs against Rays starter Jeremy Hellickson.
Insight: Ortiz left Wednesday's game with back spasms, sat out Thursday, but returned Friday night. His favorable matchup along with four homers in the past six games makes him a must start.
 
7/25/2014 5:21:00 PM
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz (back) is in the lineup Friday.
Insight: Ortiz left Wednesday's game with back spasms and sat out Thursday. One day off apparently was all he needed.
 
7/24/2014 4:23:00 PM
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz appeared to injury his back on a swing in the ninth inning.
Insight: It's been called back spasms, according to Alex Speier at WEEI.com. Ortiz had driven in eight runs during the first three games of Boston's four-game set against the Blue Jays, but went 0-for-3 in the finale. Ortiz has 24 homers and 72 RBI this year, though he's batting only .250 with 40 runs.
 
7/24/2014 4:02:00 PM
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz appeared to injury his back on a swing in the ninth inning.
Insight: Ortiz had driven in eight runs during the first three games of Boston's four-game set against the Blue Jays, but went 0-for-3 in the finale. Ortiz has 24 homers and 72 RBI this year, though he's batting only .250 with 40 runs.
 
Hot7/23/2014 9:56:00 PM
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz hit one out of the park for the fourth time in his last three games Wednesday at Toronto.
Insight: Ortiz has driven in eight runs during the first three games of Boston's four-game set against the Blue Jays, but the Red Sox lost two of them. Ortiz now has 24 homers and 72 RBI this year, though he's batting only .253 with 40 runs.
 
7/22/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz homered for the third time in his last two games Tuesday at Toronto.
Insight: Ortiz has belted 23 homers and driven in 69 runs to make up for a disappointing .253 average and 39 runs this season.
 
7/21/2014 10:18:00 PM
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz went deep twice and drove in four runs Monday at Toronto.
Insight: Ortiz' .251 average and .839 OPS are below expectations, but he's on pace for 36 homers and 111 RBI.
 
7/18/2014 12:00:00 PM
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz is a career .316 hitter with three homers and 16 RBI (18-for-57) versus Royals starter James Shields.
Insight: Ortiz has been a .300 hitter for the past three seasons, but is batting just .255 this season. The good news is the low average hasn't effected his power numbers.
 
7/12/2014 7:20:00 PM
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz hit his 20th home run of the season Saturday afternoon off Brett Oberholtzer.
Insight: Ortiz's struggles at the plate continue with a batting average (.258) significantly down from past seasons, but he is still hitting for power (20 HR, 62 RBI).
 
7/5/2014 7:02:00 PM
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz is back in Saturday's starting lineup for Game 2.
Insight: Ortiz's struggles at the plate continue with a batting average (.252) is significantly down from past seasons. He is still hitting for power (19 HR).
 
7/5/2014 10:25:00 AM
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: Ortiz's struggles at the plate continue with a batting average (.252) is significantly down from past seasons. He is still hitting for power (19 HR).
 
7/1/2014 10:02:00 AM
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz is 9-for-20 (.450) with two homers and eight RBI versus Cubs starter Edwin Jackson.
Insight: Ortiz's batting average (.250) is significantly down from past seasons, though he is still hitter for power (19 HR). This matchup may help on both fronts.
 
6/19/2014 6:41:00 PM
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz is out of the lineup Thursday against the Athletics.
Insight: Ortiz has terrible numbers against Athletics left-hander Scott Kazmir (10-for-48, 12 Ks) and is hitting .190 in June. A.J. Pierzynski is DHing and David Ross will catch Jake Peavy Thursday.
 
6/17/2014 10:12:00 AM
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz is a lifetime .360 hitter against Minnesota starter Phil Hughes, but he's lost his swing and may not be able to take advantage of this favorable matchup.
Insight: Ortiz (.246, 15 HR, 42 RBI) is struggling at the plate, batting .167 over the past four weeks with an ugly .612 OPS.
 
6/12/2014 12:02:00 PM
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz is hitless in eight at-bats against Indians right-hander Josh Tomlin.
Insight: Ortiz (.254, 14 HR, 38 RBI) is usually an everyday fantasy option, but we're waiting for him to start hitting like David Ortiz. It may not happen Thursday.
 
6/10/2014 9:26:00 AM
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz should find a seat on your bench in this unfavorable against Baltimore right-hander Chris Tillman.
Insight: Ortiz (.254, 14 HR, 38 RBI) is usually an everyday fantasy option, but he's just 2-for-19 (both singles) without an RBI versus Tillman.
 
6/7/2014 10:09:00 AM
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz is a career .471 hitter (8-for-17) with three long balls against Detroit ace Max Scherzer.
Insight: Ortiz (.262, 13 HR, 33 RBI) hasn't done much over the past two weeks, but has a favorable matchup on Saturday.
 
5/30/2014 5:31:00 PM
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz was a late scratch from Thursday's lineup due to a sore right calf, but he's back in it Friday, according to Alex Speier of WEEI.com.
Insight: Calf soreness has forced Ortiz (.270, 12 HR, 30 RBI) out of the starting lineup twice since May 24.