Red Sox vs. Yankees Line – April 3: Latest Fantasy Baseball Player News

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Red Sox vs. Yankees Line – April 3:  Latest Fantasy Baseball Player News

The Red Sox vs. Yankees line for April 3, 2013 had New York as a -118 favorite at  This was compared to -125 at some other books.   Find Latest Fantasy Baseball Updates from Here

New York has won 5 of the last 6 in this series with Boston winning the last game Monday.  Boston lost their last 8 games of last season while the Yankees dropped 6 of 9.  

Clay Buchholz will start for the Red Sox Wednesday night.  Boston is 1-7 in Buchholz’s last 8 starts and 0-6 in Buchholz’s last 6 starts on grass.

The Yankees are 9-3 in Hiroki Kuroda's last 12 starts vs. a team with a winning record.  He is 4-0 in his last 4 starts vs. American League East and 7-0 in his last 7 starts when their opponent allows 2 runs or less in their previous game.

The Yankees are 9-2 in their last 11 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.  New York is also 11-3 in their last 14 games following a loss.

The Red Sox are 4-17 in their last 21 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.

Boston is 3-13 in their last 16 when their opponent scores 2 runs or less in their previous game.

The Red Sox are 1-5 in their last 6 road games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.

The Red Sox are 1-7 in their last 8 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.

Boston is 0-4 in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400.

The Red Sox are 0-5 in their last 5 road games vs. a right-handed starter.

The Red Sox are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series.

Boston is 4-12 in their last 16 games following a win.

The Red Sox are 5-15 in their last 20 after allowing 2 runs or less in their previous game.

The Red Sox are 14-41 in their last 55 games as an underdog.

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Fantasy Baseball Update:

Stephen Drew (Boston Red Sox) -
The Globe reported that Drew took three appearances in an extended spring game on Tuesday in Florida. Drew suffered his concussion on March 7, when a pitch hit him in the helmet. Boston placed him on the seven-day disabled list last Thursday, retroactive to Wednesday. Although that put Drew on track to be activated as early as Wednesday, when Boston plays New York in the Bronx, he will need more time before making his Red Sox debut.

Joel Hanrahan (Boston Red Sox) -

Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan tossed a perfect ninth inning with no strikeouts in a non-save situation in Monday's win over the Yankees.


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Jose Fernandez (Miami Marlins) -

The Marlins shocked the baseball world Sunday morning by announcing top pitching prospect Jose Fernandez, who has just 27 minor-league starts under his belt and has never pitched above Class A, has been promoted from the minors. The Marlins needed starters after placing Henderson Alvarez and Nate Eovaldi on the disabled list with shoulder injuries.

Fernandez, who is considered a top 10 prospect by Baseball America (No. 5) and (No. 7), might not have a ton of pro experience, but he becomes a potential add off waivers in any Fantasy format because of his upside. On top of having a solid ERA (2.02), WHIP (0.96) and winning percentage (.875) in the minors, Fernandez also struck out 10.7 batters per nine innings. 

Although Fernandez is just 20 years old, he's shown great command for his pitches and poise on the mound for a pitcher of his age. He's likely going to get a decent audition while Alvarez and Eovaldi are sidelined, so I think he's worth rostering in most Fantasy formats. To me, there's more to gain than lose for Fantasy owners because you should only be dropping a bench player to pick up a potential Fantasy impact rookie. Perhaps Fernandez has the talent to do -- although they are position players -- what Mike Trout and Bryce Harper did for Fantasy owners last season.

- Source:  CBS Fantasy Sports

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