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David Ortiz

38-Year-Old Designated Hitter – Boston Red Sox

2014 Stats

AVG

.265

HR

30

RBI

95

R

52

SB

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Ortiz capped off an impressive regular season (.309/.395/.564, 30 HR, 103 RBI) by hitting .352 in the postseason (.688 in World Series) with five homers, 13 RBI and being named MVP of the World Serie...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 230   DOB: 11/18/1975   BORN: Santo Domingo, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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David Ortiz Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $15 million extension with the Red Sox in March of 2014.

September 1, 2014  –  David Ortiz News

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David Ortiz Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 29 MAJ BOS 159 713 601 119 180 88 40 1 47 148 1 0 102 124 0 9 1 .300 .397 .604 1.001
2006 30 MAJ BOS 151 686 558 115 160 85 29 2 54 137 1 0 119 117 0 5 4 .287 .413 .636 1.049
2007 31 MAJ BOS 149 667 549 116 182 88 52 1 35 117 3 1 111 103 0 3 4 .332 .445 .621 1.066
2008 32 AA POR 3 10 8 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .250 .400 .250 .650
2008 32 AAA PAW 3 12 9 4 3 3 0 0 3 5 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 .333 .500 1.333 1.833
2008 32 MAJ BOS 109 491 416 74 110 54 30 1 23 89 1 0 70 74 1 3 1 .264 .369 .507 .877
2009 33 MAJ BOS 150 627 541 77 129 64 35 1 28 99 0 2 74 134 0 7 5 .238 .332 .462 .794
2010 34 MAJ BOS 145 606 518 86 140 69 36 1 32 102 0 1 82 145 0 4 2 .270 .370 .529 .899
2011 35 MAJ BOS 146 605 525 84 162 70 40 1 29 96 1 1 78 83 0 1 1 .309 .398 .554 .952
2012 36 MAJ BOS 90 383 324 65 103 49 26 0 23 60 0 1 56 51 0 3 0 .318 .415 .611 1.026
2013 37 AAA PAW 6 18 18 3 4 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 .222 .222 .389 .611
2013 37 MAJ BOS 137 600 518 84 160 70 38 2 30 103 4 0 76 88 0 5 1 .309 .395 .564 .959
2014 38 MAJ BOS 127 539 460 52 122 55 25 0 30 95 0 0 70 81 0 6 3 .265 .362 .515 .877
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3-Year Averages     124 528 455 77 141 62 34 1 27 86 1 0 70 74 0 3 0 .310 .400 .567 .967
Career  (View All)     2096 8,788 7,517 1,260 2,145 1,024 545 18 461 1,524 15 8 1,157 1,555 2 76 36 .285 .381 .547 .927

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David Ortiz Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Aug. 31 @TB 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .362 .515 .877
Aug. 30 @TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .361 .516 .877
Aug. 29 @TB 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .362 .520 .882
Aug. 27 @Tor 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .363 .523 .886
Aug. 26 @Tor Did not play.
Aug. 25 @Tor Did not play.
Aug. 24 Sea 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .362 .524 .886
Aug. 23 Sea 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .265 .361 .525 .886
Aug. 22 Sea 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .360 .527 .887
Aug. 21 LAA Did not play.
Aug. 20 LAA 4 1 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .355 .523 .878
Aug. 19 LAA 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .350 .512 .862
Aug. 18 LAA 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .345 .503 .848
Aug. 17 Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .341 .500 .841
Aug. 16 Hou 5 2 3 1 0 2 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .341 .504 .845
Aug. 15 Hou 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .339 .486 .825
Aug. 14 Hou 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .337 .487 .824
Aug. 13 @Cin Did not play.
Aug. 12 @Cin 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .337 .488 .825
Aug. 10 @LAA Did not play.
Aug. 9 @LAA 6 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .245 .338 .490 .828
Aug. 8 @LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .339 .493 .832
Aug. 7 @StL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .342 .497 .839
Aug. 6 @StL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .343 .499 .842
Aug. 5 @StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .341 .499 .840
Aug. 3 NYY 2 1 1 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .252 .344 .504 .848
Aug. 2 NYY 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .251 .343 .496 .839
Aug. 1 NYY 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .344 .497 .841
Jul. 30 Tor Did not play.
Jul. 29 Tor 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .345 .500 .845
Last 7 Days 18 2 5 0 0 0 2 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .381 .278 .659
Last 14 Days 35 5 15 2 0 2 4 11 5 0 0 1 3 0 .429 .540 .657 1.197
Last 30 Days 79 10 26 4 0 5 18 16 14 0 0 1 3 0 .329 .434 .570 1.004

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David Ortiz: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 4 117
2013 6 129
2012 7 81
2011 2 136
2010 4 135
2009 6 139

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David Ortiz Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014149189340.282.537.901
2013196157361.260.418.733
2012125239220.320.608.985

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20143113421610.257.505.865
20133226923673.339.6521.092
20121994214380.317.6131.050

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142292211410.275.489.871
20132723712582.305.544.931
20121703913380.359.7061.169

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142313019540.255.541.882
20132464718452.313.585.990
20121542610220.273.506.868
David Ortiz Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 29 MAJ BOS 713 601 14.3% 17.4% 0.82 79% .309 .304
2006 30 MAJ BOS 686 558 17.3% 17.1% 1.02 79% .274 .349
2007 31 MAJ BOS 667 549 16.6% 15.4% 1.08 81% .358 .289
2008 32 AA POR 10 8 20% 10% 2.00 88% .286 .000
2008 32 AAA PAW 12 9 25% 16.7% 1.50 78% .000 1.000
2008 32 MAJ BOS 491 416 14.3% 15.1% 0.95 82% .273 .243
2009 33 MAJ BOS 627 541 11.8% 21.4% 0.55 75% .266 .224
2010 34 MAJ BOS 606 518 13.5% 23.9% 0.57 72% .317 .259
2011 35 MAJ BOS 605 525 12.9% 13.7% 0.94 84% .322 .245
2012 36 MAJ BOS 383 324 14.6% 13.3% 1.10 84% .320 .293
2013 37 AAA PAW 18 18 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .273 .167
2013 37 MAJ BOS 600 518 12.7% 14.7% 0.86 83% .325 .255
2014 38 MAJ BOS 539 460 13% 15% 0.86 82% .264 .250
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3-Year Averages     528 455 13.3% 14% 0.95 84% .322 .257
Career     8,788 7,517 13.2% 17.7% 0.74 79% .306 .262

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2014 Stat Review for David Ortiz    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.265 AVG
AVERAGE
82% Contact Rate
GOOD
.264 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.515 SLG
ELITE
.250 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.86 BB/K
ELITE
13.0% BB Rate
ELITE
15.0% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.877 OPS
ELITE
.362 OBP
GREAT

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David Ortiz: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ortiz went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

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Ortiz (elbow, foot) is back in the lineup Wednesday in Toronto, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

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Ortiz (elbow/foot) remains out of the lineup Tuesday in Toronto, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

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Ortiz (elbow/foot) is out of the lineup Monday in Toronto and unsure whether he'll be able to play Tuesday, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports. Speaking of his potential availability Tuesday, Ortiz said, "If I can jog around, I'll play."

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Ortiz (elbow/foot) remains out of the lineup Monday at Toronto, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

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Ortiz left Sunday's game vs. the Mariners with a bruised right foot, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports.

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Ortiz (elbow) is back in the lineup Sunday against the Mariners, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports.

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Ortiz left Saturday's game with a left elbow bruise, the Boston Herald's Scott Lauber reports.

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Ortiz returned to action Friday night after getting an off day for general soreness. He went 2-for-2 with two walks and a run scored in a loss to the Mariners. One of those two walks was intentional and came immediately before Yoenis Cespedes launched a three-run shot over the wall at Fenway.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Ortiz turned back the clock in 2012, putting up numbers like he did during that stretch from 2004 to 2007 when he was regularly getting votes for MVP. An Achilles injury cut short his season, but the Red Sox made sure to re-sign Ortiz, who had been working on one-year contracts the last two seasons, to a two-year deal. Ortiz is happy for the team's commitment, while the team is happy to retain a popular player, after the character of the team has been questioned the last few years. In terms of his skill set, Ortiz continues to show a good eye at the plate (15% walk rate) and a steady ability to make regular contact (84%), making him a valuable option despite the fact he remains eligible only as a utility/DH option in most leagues after appearing in just seven games at first base in 2012.

2012

After consecutive seasons that started poorly, Ortiz was good from April to the end of the 2011 season. He's a middle-of-the-order bat and is the premier designated hitter in the game. Ortiz accepted Boston's offer of salary arbitration, so he's tied to the team for one more season at least. The negotiations will work themselves out, but the Red Sox will look to keep the years to a minimum. At 2011 levels, Ortiz is a no-brainer every day in the lineup. If age creeps in and he becomes less threatening, he'll clog lineup flexibility should, say, Kevin Youkilis need to curtail a full-time role as a third baseman at any point in the next few seasons. Whatever happens, biology makes it harder and harder for players at Ortiz's age to sustain 2011 levels.

2011

The Red Sox picked up the team option on Ortiz for the 2011 season after he rebounded from a disappointing 2009 season. Actually, Ortiz's 2010 season was remarkably similar to 2009, in that he rebounded following a horrendous April. In 2010, he rebounded sooner and hit for a higher average. The poor starts are certainly alarming and factor into the reasoning behind not giving him a long-term commitment. There's no doubt he's entering his decline years, but 30 homers and 100 RBI at age 34 is still very good power production, and overall he was among the team's best hitters. Now with a threatening bat behind him in the order in Adrian Gonzalez, Ortiz should be good for similar power production in 2011.

2010

Ortiz suffered the worst slump of his career to start the 2009 season, failing to hit his first home run until mid-May while scuffling below the Mendoza line through June. Things got worse in July when his name surfaced as one of 100-plus players to test positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003. Big Papi eventually posted very respectable power numbers, but the belief that he's on the downside of his career has already set in. The good news is that Ortiz was relatively healthy after injuring his wrist in 2008, and suffering nagging injuries in 2007. With the team holding an option for 2011, this could be his final year with Boston.

2009

Ortiz suffered a serious wrist injury during the middle of the season, which stayed with him upon his return to action in the second half. In addition to the wrist injury, Ortiz lost Manny Ramirez as his protection in the batting order, resulting in his lowest batting average and power numbers since coming to Boston in 2003. He would like to see the club add another big bat to the lineup, which could serve as a Ramirez surrogate. Expect Ortiz to be better in 2009 after an offseason of rehab, but you should be aware of potential breakdowns as he enters his age-33 season. Big Papi has now suffered shoulder, knee and wrist injuries during the last two seasons.

2008

Despite being visibly hobbled by knee problems for much of the 2007 season, Ortiz still turned in the type of year that has kept him in perpetual MVP discussion for the better part of this century. His .332 average represented a career high, as did Ortiz's stellar 1.066 OPS in 2007. His .445 OBP was also a career high, bolstered by 111 walks. While Big Papi's home-run numbers fell (57 in 2006 to 35 in 2007), the fact that Ortiz hit 17 of those homers in August and September should serve as an encouraging sign to all fantasy owners. In fact, Ortiz's entire second half was one for the ages, with 21 home runs, 65 RBI and a .352 average after the All-Star break. Ortiz also added another dimension to his offensive arsenal in 2007 with 52 doubles. Ortiz's numbers in 2008 could prove even better, especially if he puts his knee troubles behind him, and turns some of those doubles into home runs. Ortiz is the complete package, and shows no sign of slowing down.

2007

Ortiz put up one of baseball's all-time great seasons in 2006. His 54 home runs were a Red Sox team record, and he led the American League in RBI (137) and walks (119), while placing near the top of the AL in slugging percentage (.636, 2nd), OBP (.413, 6th), runs (115, 4th), and OPS (1.049, 3rd). Nearly all of these numbers represented career highs for the talented Ortiz. His home runs, walks, OPS and slugging have increased every year for the past five years. Even those who have called Ortiz a product of Fenway Park were quieted by his 32 road home runs. More importantly, Ortiz's production has tended to improve as games become more important—his clutch hitting has become the stuff of legend. Ortiz is a hitter with no weaknesses, and we see no reason—other than the Red Sox trading away Manny Ramirez, his protection in the order—that he won't have another spectacular year in ‘07.

2006

The big concern heading into the 2005 season is whether Ortiz will have a threat that can hit behind him. Manny Ramirez, who has been ideal in that role, has requested a trade and could be moved. Big Papi is still a threat without Ramirez behind him, but he received more walks last season than any other in his career and will certainly draw more if the Red Sox don't find a competent power hitter to protect him in the batting order.

2005

Big Papi is truly the MVP of the Red Sox, both in the clubhouse and on the field. He proved his 2003 season was no fluke and will continue to thrive in Boston's lineup as their cleanup hitter.

2004

Ortiz was one of the more important players for Boston in 2003, first in the clubhouse, then later on the field. He was one of several players to have career years, and got some well-deserved consideration for MVP. Like Kevin Millar and Bill Mueller, Ortiz does not have a history of the sort of production he posted in 2003. Bid appropriately.

2003

Ortiz finally stayed healthy enough to get 400-plus at bats and produced 20 HRs and 75 RBI. He struggled against lefties again, hitting just .203. As a result, he's only the left-handed part of a platoon at DH and thus limited in value to his employer. He'll fight for playing time with Jeremy Giambi and Kevin Millar at DH and 1B.