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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
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
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
53David AardsmaP261000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
55Jeff Bailey1B29501014
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60091701002.280.390.460850.180.360.3871.8925.02359
44Jason BayLF291843954
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3730225122034.293.364.527891.234.370.3542.3220.497209
19Josh BeckettP286000000000300100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
54Chris CarterLF251856
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0003002500000.333.400.333733.000.111.4622.50--620
22Sean Casey1B331991464
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001710172523006.322.375.392767.070.161.3681.47--78216
36,30Kevin CashC301421132
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1500185001026.225.309.338647.113.239.3192.7847.348162
40Bartolo ColonP332000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
13Alex CoraSS321521441
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0911161391113.270.337.349686.079.184.2930.81--53170
10Coco CrispCF2836155102
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41207355910846.283.343.407750.125.258.3181.6951.6147408
7J.D. DrewRF3236879103
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64417980450511.280.403.519922.239.462.3071.0119.4191452
46Jacoby EllsburyCF-LF2455498155
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475011418072439.280.328.394722.114.258.3121.9561.6218602
11Mark KotsayRF3284619
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0120171101001.226.286.345631.119.190.2601.57--2991
68George KottarasC25511
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000000200000.200.200.400600.200.200.333----25
31Jon LesterP245000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
48Javier LopezP301000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
25Mike Lowell3B3441958115
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73223861520614.274.330.461791.186.277.2821.6124.6193463
12Jed LowrieSS-3B242603467
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4610356810288.258.337.400737.142.281.3281.94130.0104305
23Julio LugoSS322612770
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221243451403513.268.347.330677.061.222.3221.50261.086303
63Justin MastersonP235000000000400000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
18Daisuke MatsuzakaP272000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
44Brandon MossRF-LF2478723
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111162500020.295.337.462799.167.244.3964.1739.03686
34David OrtizDH3241674110
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891070741121311.264.368.507875.243.413.2701.0618.1211490
15Dustin Pedroia2B24653118213
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832015052717917.326.369.493862.167.273.3311.0438.4322719
24Manny RamirezLF3636566109
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68105286880012.299.386.529915.230.375.3441.6518.3193417
28David RossC31811
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0000000300100.125.125.125250.000.000.200----19
3Joe ThurstonLF288000000000110000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----08
30,60Jon Van EveryRF281704
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05001600000.235.278.353631.118.176.3646.00--618
33Jason VaritekC364233793
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430152122630213.220.304.359663.139.260.2762.3532.5152477
51Gil Velazquez2B28801
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49Tim WakefieldP413000000000300000.000.000.0000.000.000-----03
20Kevin Youkilis1B2953891168
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11535621081270911.312.378.569947.257.368.3391.7418.6306609
Batting Totals1682559684515653533317380712035646106870492862147.280.351.447798.168.298.3151.6532.325036332
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
49Tim Wakefield4110114.133030100018115489832560117120131.187.661.242.985.821.95
30Bryan Corey340010.50700020611771340002.3316.501.504.506.001.33
31Jon Lester241663.21333322002102027875146615231101.288.660.602.836.512.30
53David Aardsma26425.51470007048493230435493051.719.000.736.439.001.40
58Jonathan Papelbon27542.356700062416958241848772000.967.570.521.0410.049.63
61Clay Buchholz23296.7516151000769363571141722121.7611.011.304.868.531.76
18Daisuke Matsuzaka271832.8929290000167128585412941545071.326.860.645.048.251.64
37Hideki Okajima32322.616400011162491818623602011.167.110.873.348.712.61
64Mike Bowden21103.6011000057220130001.6012.600.001.805.403.00
56Craig Hansen24135.52320006230292319223253011.688.420.586.687.261.09
51Charlie Zink280018.00110000411880111003.0024.750.002.252.251.00
39Kyle Snyder300018.0020000012441211002.009.004.509.004.500.50
59Chris Smith27108.0012000301818161667130001.399.003.003.506.501.86
50Mike Timlin42445.694700026149603231920321011.6311.021.653.675.881.60
51Julian Tavarez35016.2390002012181290961002.0812.460.006.234.150.67
19Josh Beckett2812104.0327271000174173807818341725091.198.950.931.768.905.06
36Paul Byrd37424.7888000049582626810260001.3910.651.471.844.782.60
40Bartolo Colon33423.9277000039442317510270021.3810.151.152.316.232.70
17Manny Delcarmen26123.287300016274552827528720031.126.690.613.418.762.57
43Devern Hansack30103.8640003066530150001.007.710.001.296.435.00
48Javier Lopez30202.447000010059531816427381021.368.080.614.125.801.41
62David Pauley250112.006200301223171625110012.3317.251.503.758.252.20
63Justin Masterson23653.173690060886831311040681081.236.951.024.096.951.70
Pitching 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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