Oakland Athletics
2014 Avg.
 
Career Avg.
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3/15/2014 7:05:00 PM
Description: Shortstop Stephen Drew seems like an obvious fit for the Tigers now that Jose Iglesias (shin) could miss most of the season.
Insight: Scott Boras has the Tigers right where he wants them. Drew is an above average defensive player with decent power for a middle infielder. Though nothing has been decided yet, this deal makes too much sense not to happen.
 
2/26/2014 11:20:00 AM
Description: Stephen Drew's agent Scott Boras says that Drew would be willing to move to second base full-time for the right price. SOURCE: Max Wildstein, MLBlogs
Insight: Toronto and the Mets are considered the favorites to land Drew at this point, though an official signing may not come until the regular season is already underway. We've heard dozens of rumors about Drew (.253, 13 HR, 67 RBI) this offseason so take everything you hear with a grain of salt.
 
2/5/2014 9:14:00 PM
Description: Despite their interest, the Mets aren't likely to sign shortstop Stephen Drew. SOURCE: Ken Davidoff, New York Post
Insight: Drew supposedly has two offers in place but is holding out for a three-year deal. With so few viable options at shortstop, the soft-hitting Drew (.264 career average) remains a fantasy consideration.
 
1/23/2014 7:12:00 PM
Description: According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Yankees haven't ruled out the possibility of signing shortstop Stephen Drew.
Insight: With Derek Jeter at shortstop, Drew would probably spend most of his time at second base if he went to New York. Drew put together a solid regular season (.253, 13 HR, 67 RBI) for the Red Sox in 2013 but was awful in the playoffs, collecting just six hits in 54 at bats (.111 AVG). For all his struggles at the plate, the 30-year-old has always been an excellent defensive player.
 
Cold10/27/2013 11:04:00 AM
Description: It appears John Farrell has finally seen enough. The Red Sox skipper benched slumping shortstop Stephen Drew for Will Middlebrooks late in Saturday's loss to St. Louis.
Insight: Drew has given the Red Sox nothing at the plate (4-for-44 in the playoffs) and has only been playing because of his strong glove work at shortstop. With Boston's season on the line, the Red Sox don't have time to wait for Drew to turn things around offensively. Middlebrooks is likely to start at third for Game 4 with rookie Xander Bogaerts filling in for Drew at shortstop.
 
Cold10/23/2013 10:25:00 AM
Description: Boston shortstop Stephen Drew has had a terrible postseason (3-for-35) and Wednesday's matchup with Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright probably won't help matters.
Insight: Drew, a former Diamondback, has faced Wainwright on numerous occasions with very little success (2-for-19). Despite his woes at the plate, the Red Sox are likely to keep Drew in the lineup because of his stellar glovework at shortstop.
 
10/5/2013 10:56:00 AM
Description: Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew is hitless in ten career at bats against Tampa Bay starter David Price.
Insight: It shouldn't come as much of a surprise as Drew traditionally struggles against lefthanded pitching (.196 AVG in 153 at bats versus lefthanders this season). Drew had one hit in Friday's playoff opener.
 
8/28/2013 10:04:00 AM
Description: Boston shortstop Stephen Drew is 6-for-12 with three extra base hits and a 1.433 OPS against Baltimore right-hander Bud Norris.
Insight: Drew has never lived up to his hype and fantasy owners have learned to ignore him for much of his career. This is a rare favorable matchup.
 
8/25/2013 7:09:00 PM
Description: Boston shortstop Stephen Drew won't be in the lineup Sunday versus the Dodgers.
Insight: Drew is hitting under .200 against lefties this season so it makes sense to sit him with Chris Capuano on the mound for Los Angeles. Rookie Xander Bogaerts will get the start at shortstop.
 
8/23/2013 1:25:00 PM
Description: Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew is a stunning 11-for-21 (.524) with three homers and a 1.736 OPS versus Dodgers starter Ricky Nolasco.
Insight: Drew went 1-for-5 with a home run on Wednesday and is hitting .246. He'll need to produce to hold off prospect Xander Bogaerts, who was called up this week to serve as a backup at third base and shortstop and his matchup is a nice place to start.
 
8/21/2013 8:10:00 PM
Description: Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew's lone hit Wednesday at San Francisco was a three-run homer.
Insight: Drew went 1-for-5 and is hitting .246. He'll need to produce to hold off prospect Xander Bogaerts, who was called up this week to serve as a backup at third base and shortstop.
 
Hot8/8/2013 9:23:00 AM
Description: Call him Mr. Clutch. Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew produced another game-winning hit Wednesday against the Astros.
Insight: Boston trailed 5-4 heading into the ninth inning but Drew changed that with one swing, crushing a three-run homer to make it 7-5. A disappointment in the first half (.233 AVG in 232 at bats), Drew has been much better since the All-Star break (.316 in 57 at bats). He's batting .448 (13-for-29) during his eight-game hitting streak.
 
8/1/2013 9:55:00 AM
Description: Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew plated the game-winning run Wednesday night against Seattle.
Insight: Drew capped off a two-hit night with a bases loaded single in the 15th inning. Despite his recent heroics (he had a two-homer game against Baltimore last week), Drew is still hitting just .228 for the season. It's unlikely the Red Sox will retain Stephen Drew in free agency next winter with top prospect Xander Bogaerts waiting in the wings.
 
7/28/2013 9:19:00 AM
Description: Boston shortstop Stephen Drew cranked two homers Saturday in a win over Baltimore.
Insight: It was Drew's first multi-homer game of the season. Before Saturday, Drew hadn't homered since June 4th. His second home run of the night was originally ruled an inside-the-parker as Drew beat the throw to home plate. Upon replay, the umpires determined that the ball had actually gone over the fence. He finished the night with a season-high five RBI.
 
7/20/2013 1:53:00 PM
Description: Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew has been activated and is in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Yankees.
Insight: Hamstring tightness has sidelined Drew since June 28th. Jose Iglesias will move back to third base.
 
7/14/2013 10:26:00 PM
Description: According to Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe, Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew is aiming to return Saturday against the Yankees.
Insight: He'll head to Double-A Portland for a quick rehab assignment first. Hamstring tightness has sidelined Drew since June 28th. When Drew returns, Jose Iglesias will move back to third base. Brock Holt, who has been filling it at third, will probably head back to the minors.
 
7/5/2013 7:30:00 PM
Description: Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew (hamstring) has been placed on the disabled list.
Insight: He just can just never stay healthy. Drew is hitting .233 with five home runs, 31 RBI, 27 runs and two steals this season. He has been out since June 28 due to a hamstring injury.
 
7/4/2013 11:44:00 AM
Description: Red Sox manager John Farrell is hopeful shortstop Stephen Drew (hamstring) will return to the lineup Saturday, according to Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal.
Insight: Drew is hitting .233 with five home runs, 31 RBI, 27 runs and two steals this season. He has been out since June 28 due to a hamstring injury.
 
7/2/2013 6:54:00 PM
Description: According to a Providence Journal report, Boston shortstop Stephen Drew is expected to miss the team's upcoming series with San Diego because of a tight hamstring.
Insight: Drew is a notoriously slow healer so this might turn into a DL situation at some point. With Drew sidelined, Jose Iglesias will get to play his natural position while newcomer Brandon Snyder fills in at third base.
 
6/29/2013 11:05:00 AM
Description: Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew left Friday's game against the Blue Jays with a right leg injury and is doubtful for Saturday's game against Toronto.
Insight: It's a hamstring issue. Drew went 2-for-2 with an RBI triple before leaving. Jose Iglesias moved over to shortstop in Drew's absence.