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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
15Dustin Pedroia2B24653118213
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2
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17
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832015052717917.326.376.493869.167.273.3311.0438.4322726
46Jacoby EllsburyCF-LF2455498155
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22
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7
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9
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475011418072439.280.336.394730.114.258.3121.9561.6218609
20Kevin Youkilis1B2953891168
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43
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4
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29
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11535621081270911.312.390.569959.257.368.3391.7418.6306621
33Jason VaritekC364233793
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20
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013
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430152122630213.220.313.359672.139.260.2762.3532.5152483
25Mike Lowell3B3441958115
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27
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017
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73223861520614.274.338.461799.186.277.2821.6124.6193468
34David OrtizDH3241674110
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30
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1
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23
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891070741121311.264.369.507876.243.413.2701.0618.1211491
7J.D. DrewRF3236879103
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23
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4
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19
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64417980450511.280.408.519927.239.462.3071.0119.4191456
24Manny RamirezLF3636566109
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22
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1
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20
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68105286880012.299.398.529927.230.375.3441.6518.3193425
10Coco CrispCF2836155102
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3
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7
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41207355910846.283.344.407751.125.258.3181.6951.6147409
23Julio LugoSS322612770
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13
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221243451403513.268.355.330685.061.222.3221.50261.086307
12Jed LowrieSS-3B242603467
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3
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4610356810288.258.339.400739.142.281.3281.94130.0104306
22Sean Casey1B331991464
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001710172523006.322.381.392773.070.161.3681.47--78218
44Jason BayLF291843954
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9
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3730225122034.293.370.527897.234.370.3542.3220.497211
13Alex CoraSS321521441
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0911161391113.270.371.349720.079.184.2930.81--53179
36,30Kevin CashC301421132
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1500185001026.225.309.338647.113.239.3192.7847.348162
11Mark KotsayRF3284619
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0120171101001.226.286.345631.119.190.2601.57--2991
44Brandon MossRF-LF2478723
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111162500020.295.337.462799.167.244.3964.1739.03686
55Jeff Bailey1B29501014
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60091701002.280.390.460850.180.360.3871.8925.02359
54Chris CarterLF251856
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0003002500000.333.400.333733.000.111.4622.50--620
30,60Jon Van EveryRF281704
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05001600000.235.278.353631.118.176.3646.00--618
28David RossC31811
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0000000300100.125.125.125250.000.000.200----19
3Joe ThurstonLF288000000000110000.000.111.000111.000.000.000----09
51Gil Velazquez2B28801
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0001000000000.125.125.125250.000.000.125----18
19Josh BeckettP286000000000300100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
68George KottarasC25511
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000000200000.200.200.400600.200.200.333----25
31Jon LesterP245000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
63Justin MastersonP235000000000400000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
49Tim WakefieldP413000000000300000.000.000.0000.000.000-----03
40Bartolo ColonP332000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
18Daisuke MatsuzakaP272000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
53David AardsmaP261000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
48Javier LopezP301000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
Batting Totals1682559684515653533317380712035646106870492862147.280.351.447798.168.298.3151.6532.325036332
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
31Jon Lester241663.21333322002102027875146615231101.288.660.602.836.512.30
49Tim Wakefield4110114.133030100018115489832560117120131.187.661.242.985.821.95
19Josh Beckett2812104.0327271000174173807818341725091.198.950.931.768.905.06
18Daisuke Matsuzaka271832.8929290000167128585412941545071.326.860.645.048.251.64
63Justin Masterson23653.173690060886831311040681081.236.951.024.096.951.70
61Clay Buchholz23296.7516151000769363571141722121.7611.011.304.868.531.76
17Manny Delcarmen26123.287300016274552827528720031.126.690.613.418.762.57
58Jonathan Papelbon27542.356700062416958241848772000.967.570.521.0410.049.63
37Hideki Okajima32322.616400011162491818623602011.167.110.873.348.712.61
48Javier Lopez30202.447000010059531816427381021.368.080.614.125.801.41
50Mike Timlin42445.694700026149603231920321011.6311.021.653.675.881.60
36Paul Byrd37424.7888000049582626810260001.3910.651.471.844.782.60
53David Aardsma26425.51470007048493230435493051.719.000.736.439.001.40
40Bartolo Colon33423.9277000039442317510270021.3810.151.152.316.232.70
56Craig Hansen24135.52320006230292319223253011.688.420.586.687.261.09
59Chris Smith27108.0012000301818161667130001.399.003.003.506.501.86
51Julian Tavarez35016.2390002012181290961002.0812.460.006.234.150.67
62David Pauley250112.006200301223171625110012.3317.251.503.758.252.20
43Devern Hansack30103.8640003066530150001.007.710.001.296.435.00
30Bryan Corey340010.50700020611771340002.3316.501.504.506.001.33
64Mike Bowden21103.6011000057220130001.6012.600.001.805.403.00
51Charlie Zink280018.00110000411880111003.0024.750.002.252.251.00
39Kyle Snyder300018.0020000012441211002.009.004.509.004.500.50
Pitching Totals95674.016281625215747144613696946451475481185432651.338.520.913.417.382.16
PlayerAgePC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDHP %C %1B %2B %3B %SS %LF %CF %RF %OF %POAE
David Aardsma264700000000001.000------------------360
Jeff Bailey29001200050102----1.000------1.000------8030
Jason Bay29000000490000------------.988------7651
Josh Beckett28270000000000.943------------------15182
Mike Bowden21100000000001.000------------------110
Clay Buchholz231600000000001.000------------------360
Paul Byrd3780000000000.917------------------291
Chris Carter2500000030001------------1.000------300
Sean Casey33004500000007----.991--------------331133
Kevin Cash30057004000000--.987----1.000----------281274
Bartolo Colon3370000000000.750------------------242
Alex Cora32000706900000------1.000--.972--------801506
Bryan Corey34700000000001.000------------------010
Coco Crisp280000000114000--------------.992----23442
Manny Delcarmen267300000000001.000------------------650
J.D. Drew320000000110602----------------.979--18464
Jacoby Ellsbury2400000058663600------------1.0001.0001.000--33240
Devern Hansack3040000000000.000------------------001
Craig Hansen243200000000001.000------------------020
Mark Kotsay32006000001900----.974----------1.000--6731
George Kottaras2502000000000--1.000----------------500
Jon Lester24330000000000.952------------------19212
Javier Lopez30700000000000.810------------------7104
Mike Lowell340000110000002--------.967----------8021710
Jed Lowrie240003454900000------1.000.9741.000--------641722
Julio Lugo32000008110000----------.945--------10017616
Justin Masterson23360000000000.929------------------3101
Daisuke Matsuzaka27290000000000.972------------------16191
Brandon Moss240020001101400----1.000------1.000--1.000--4620
Hideki Okajima326400000000001.000------------------340
David Ortiz320000000000108--------------------
Jonathan Papelbon27670000000000.769------------------553
David Pauley25600000000001.000------------------010
Dustin Pedroia240001570000000------.992------------2794486
Manny Ramirez360000006600031------------.991------9961
David Ross3108000000000--1.000----------------2300
Chris Smith271200000000001.000------------------320
Kyle Snyder3020000000000--------------------000
Julian Tavarez35900000000001.000------------------120
Joe Thurston2800000040000------------1.000------500
Mike Timlin424700000000001.000------------------190
Jon Van Every2800000011800--------------1.0001.000--1600
Jason Varitek360131000000000--.996----------------903424
Gil Velazquez2800020100000------1.000--1.000--------5100
Tim Wakefield41300000000000.957------------------7151
Kevin Youkilis2900125036000200----.996--.969------1.000--9491577
Charlie Zink28100000000001.000------------------020


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