Mike Napoli

Former Red Sox still playing baseball in postseason

Rob Bradford
October 05, 2015 - 5:32 am
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With the Major League Baseball playoffs upon us, and the Red Sox not in the picture, it's time to look at what former members of the Sox are still actually playing baseball (and what they did this season) ... Jacoby Ellsbury (Yankees, starting center fielder): 111 games, .257 batting average, .663 OPS, seven home runs, 21 stolen bases. Stephen Drew (Yankees, out with a concussion): 131 games, .201 batting average, .652 OPS, 17 home runs. Andrew Miller (Yankees, closer): 36 saves in 38 opportunities, 100 strikeouts, 20 walks, 2.04 ERA Jed Lowrie (Astros, starting third baseman): 69 games, .222 batting average, nine home runs, .712 OPS. Mike Napoli (Rangers, first baseman/left fielder vs. lefties): 35 games (with Rangers), .295 batting average, .908 OPS, five home runs. Adrian Beltre (Rangers, third baseman): 143 games, .287 batting average, .788 OPS, 18 home runs. Jonny Gomes (Royals, backup outfielder): 12 games (with Royals), .167 batting average, .469 OPS, four RBIs. Jonathan Herrera (Cubs, potential odd man out for wild card game): 73 games, .230 batting average, .576 OPS. David Ross (Cubs, Jon Lester's personal catcher): 72 games, .176 batting average, .518 OPS, home run. Anthony Rizzo (Cubs, starting first baseman): 160 games, .278 batting average, .899 OPS, 31 home runs. Quintin Berry (Cubs, pinch-runner): 8 games, two stolen bases, one caught stealing. Jon Lester (Cubs, No. 2 starter): 11-12, 205 innings, 3.34 ERA, 207 strikeouts, 47 walks. Mark Melancon (Pirates, closer): 51 saves, 53 save opportunities, 2.23 ERA. John Lackey (Cardinals, No. 1 starter): 13-10, 218 innings, 2.77 ERA, 175 strikeouts, 53 walks. Brandon Moss (Cardinals, on playoff roster bubble): 51 games, .250 batting average, .753 OPS, four home runs. Yoenis Cespedes (Mets, starting left fielder): 57 games (with Mets), .287 batting average, .942 OPS, 17 home runs. Bartolo Colon (Mets, starter/reliever): 14-13, 194 2/3 innings, 4.16 ERA, 136 strikeouts, 26 walks. Adrian Gonzalez (Dodgers, first baseman): 156 games, .275 batting average, .830 OPS, 28 home runs. Carl Crawford (Dodgers, in outfield rotation): 69 games, .265 batting average, .707 OPS, four home runs, 10 stolen bases.

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