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David Ortiz

39-Year-Old Designated Hitter – Boston Red Sox

2015 Stats

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.171

HR

2

RBI

3

R

4

SB

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2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Ortiz was once again Boston's most dangerous hitter, belting 35 homers and knocking in 104 runs for a team that was challenged offensively for much of the season. He got a contract extension early on ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 3"   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, $16 million extension with the Red Sox in March of 2014, guaranteeing Ortiz through 2015. There are team options for 2016 and 2017, which kick in if he makes at least 425 plate appearances.

April 15, 2015  –  David Ortiz News

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Ortiz is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Nationals, according to Tim Britton of the Providence Journal.

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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 142 602 518 59 136 62 27 0 35 104 0 0 75 95 0 6 3 .263 .355 .517 .872
2015 39 MAJ BOS 9 40 35 4 6 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 5 10 0 0 0 .171 .275 .343 .618
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3-Year Averages     123 527 453 69 133 59 30 0 29 89 1 0 69 78 0 4 1 .294 .385 .552 .937
Career  (View All)     2120 8,891 7,610 1,271 2,165 1,033 547 18 468 1,536 15 8 1,167 1,579 2 76 36 .284 .380 .546 .925

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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
Apr. 17 Bal 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .171 .275 .343 .618
Apr. 15 Was Did not play.
Apr. 14 Was 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .278 .375 .653
Apr. 13 Was 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .185 .290 .407 .697
Apr. 12 @NYY 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .130 .259 .261 .520
Apr. 11 @NYY 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .150 .261 .300 .561
Apr. 10 @NYY 8 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .333 .400 .733
Apr. 9 @Phi 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .333 .143 .476
Apr. 8 @Phi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 6 @Phi 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 28 3 5 0 0 2 3 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .258 .393 .651
Last 14 Days 35 4 6 0 0 2 3 5 10 0 0 0 0 0 .171 .275 .343 .618
Last 30 Days 35 4 6 0 0 2 3 5 10 0 0 0 0 0 .171 .275 .343 .618

David Ortiz: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 2 6
2014 5 131
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
201580000.000.000.000
20141712111370.275.544.893
2013196157361.260.418.733

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015274230.222.444.788
20143473824670.256.504.863
20133226923673.339.6521.092

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015121120.250.500.808
20142502311410.268.472.849
20132723712582.305.544.931

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015233110.130.261.520
20142683624630.257.560.894
20132464718452.313.585.990
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 602 518 12.5% 15.8% 0.79 82% .260 .254
2015 39 MAJ BOS 40 35 12.5% 25% 0.50 71% .174 .172
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3-Year Averages     527 453 13.1% 14.8% 0.88 83% .301 .258
Career     8,891 7,610 13.1% 17.8% 0.74 79% .305 .262

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2015 Stat Review for David Ortiz    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.171 AVG
TERRIBLE
71% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.174 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.343 SLG
TERRIBLE
.172 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.50 BB/K
GOOD
12.5% BB Rate
GREAT
25.0% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.618 OPS
TERRIBLE
.275 OBP
TERRIBLE

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

Ortiz went 2-for-8 with a walk and his first homer of the season in Boston's 19-inning win over the Yankees on Friday.

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Ortiz is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Phillies, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports.

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Ortiz will start at first base in Monday's Opening Day matchup against the Phillies, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports.

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Ortiz (general soreness) returned to the lineup Thursday after sitting out several days. He served as the designated hitter and went 0-for-3 with an RBI.

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Ortiz (general soreness) could get some minor league at-bats Tuesday or Wednesday in advance of returning to game action Thursday, the Boston Globe's Pete Abraham reports.

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Ortiz (general soreness) may get back into a game Thursday, the Boston Globe reports.

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Ortiz (general soreness) will remain out of the lineup through the weekend, the Boston Globe reports.

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Ortiz will be unavailable for the next few days while recovering from a bout with dehydration, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

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 Series. His success made us completely forget that he entered the season on the disabled list, still hobbled by an Achilles' injury that ended his 2012 season prematurely. At age 38, health is the only concern. Ortiz remains one of the game's most feared hitters. He'll return for the final year of his current contract and be Boston's designated hitter and the team's biggest middle-of-the order threat.

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.