44-Year-Old Second Baseman – Free Agent
2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Joe McEwing in 2017. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Joe McEwing Contract Information:
Signed a minor-league contract with the Red Sox in December of 2006.
Red Sox manager Terry Francona informed McEwing, a non-roster invitee to spring training, that he will begin the season in the minors, the Boston Herald reports.
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Joe McEwing: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Joe McEwing.
McEwing's ouster from New York in the spring coincided with a utility spot opening up in Kansas City. Playing time was sparse, with the Royals already carrying Tony Graffanino, so McEwing spent most of the season on the bench. When playing, he didn't do much with his bat to earn a larger role. His versatility was nice, playing at least five games at third, first, second, shortstop and designated hitter. That he played five games at DH says a lot about why the Royals set a team record for losses. He'll try to beat out Chris Clapinski for the utility job with the Royals this spring.
McEwing is a good clubhouse guy and a nice utility player but he will not see enough playing time to have a fantasy impact. Much of his action in 2004 came when Jose Reyes and Kaz Matsui were on the disabled list, and he was having a decent run until his left fibula was broken on a take-out slide at second. Unless the Mets suffer another rash of injuries in the middle infield, look for McEwing to get about 150 AB.
McEwing saw the majority of his playing time at 2B after Roberto Alomar was traded and alternated bad month-good month for the entire season. McEwing is better suited to being a utility player filling in at various positions in the field as he runs down when playing too many consecutive days.
After a solid start to the season, McEwing fell apart at the plate, at one point going more than 30 at bats without a hit, and he finished the year below .200. You don't score points for having nice guys on your team.