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2014 Avg.
.253
 
Career Avg.
.285
Name  David Ortiz
Born  11/18/1975
Height  6-4
Weight  230
Number  34
Position  DH
Bats  L
Throws  L
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.
 
5/29/2014 5:51:00 PM
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz won't be in the lineup Thursday against Atlanta. SOURCE: Brian MacPherson, Providence Journal
Insight: Calf soreness has bothered Ortiz (.270, 12 HR, 30 RBI) on and off for the last week. A.J. Pierzynski (.273, 4 HR, 25 RBI) is filling in at DH with David Ross (.172, 2 HR, 5 RBI) getting the start at catcher.
 
5/28/2014 10:27:00 AM
Description: Boston DH David Ortiz has hit .320 with three home runs against Braves starter Gavin Floyd.
Insight: Ortiz has had major career success against every starter the Braves have thrown in this series. He'll try to finish it off on a positive note after going 2-for-7 with a homer, five RBI and two walks the last two games.
 
5/27/2014 9:56:00 AM
Description: Boston DH David Ortiz is a career .556 hitter (5-for-9) with a homer, six RBI and a 1.778 OPS versus Braves starter Aaron Harang.
Insight: Ortiz is just 2-for-24 over his past seven games, but did blast a home run on Monday as the Red Sox broke their long losing streak.
 
5/26/2014 7:03:00 PM
Description: Boston DH David Ortiz hit a game-tying three-run home run off Braves starter Ervin Santana in the top of the fifth inning Monday afternoon and later drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly.
Insight: Ortiz has owned Santana throughout his career. Boston came in having lost 10 straight games and was down 6-1 going into the fifth, but it scored seven unanswered runs to end the skid. Despite going 1-for-23 from May 18-25, Ortiz is still hitting .270 with 12 homers, 29 RBI and an .882 OPS.
 
5/26/2014 7:14:00 AM
Description: Boston DH David Ortiz is a career .367 hitter (11-for-30) with three homers and a 1.224 OPS versus Braves starter Ervin Santana.
Insight: Ortiz has cooled off over his last six games, batting just .048 with five strikeouts. Ortiz is still batting .276 with 11 HR, 25 RBI and an .891 OPS on the season and has a favorable matchup.
 
Cold5/24/2014 1:02:00 PM
Description: Boston DH David Ortiz is not in Saturday's starting lineup versus David Price and the Rays.
Insight: Ortiz has cooled off over his last five games, batting just .056 with four strikeouts. Keeping that in mind, maybe getting a day off against a Cy Young Award winning left-hander isn't a bad thing. Despite the slump, Ortiz is still batting .276 with 11 HR, 25 RBI and an .891 OPS.
 
5/22/2014 10:04:00 AM
Description: Boston DH Davis Ortiz is 25-for-76 (.329) with four homers and 14 RBI versus Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle.
Insight: Ortiz has cooled over the past five games, batting just .111, but this favorable matchup could get him going. Before this recent 2-for-18 run, he was the hottest hitter in baseball, going 13-for-25 with five homers.
 

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