47-Year-Old Third Baseman – Free Agent
2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Dave Berg in 2017. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Dave Berg Contract Information:
Signed a minor league deal with the Red Sox in Feb. 2005.
Berg signed a minor league deal with the Red Sox, the Associated Press reports.
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Dave Berg: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Dave Berg.
Triple-A Pawtucket has become a staging area where the Red Sox hold experienced veterans like Berg in case of an emergency. It's unlikely that he makes the major league club and has gold-glove third baseman Mike Lowell ahead of him if he does stick.
Berg battled fatigue issues that sidelined him for a month and his numbers after his return were decent for a utility player but nothing special. There's not much left in the bat.
Berg has gone from qualifying just about everywhere in leagues that need 10 games at a position to qualifying at just 2B (24 games) and 3B (17 games). He'll see the occasional start against the tougher lefties in the league, but there's nothing more than a utility role awaiting him.
Had a useful season as a utility player, racking up a career high 374 at-bats. Now that Jayson Werth and one of the Orlando Hudson/Felipe Lopez duo can be expected to spend the entire season in the big leagues, Berg's playing time will likely be reduced. Leagues that need just 10 games played at a position will find Berg qualifying at 1B/2B/3B/SS/OF, so he'll have value as a utility player in larger AL-only leagues.