My preview of the Boston Red Sox roster on Opening Day.

Likely 2011 Opening Day 25-Man Roster

Theo Epstein got pretty much everything he wanted this off-season, except a strong middle reliever. He got two solid bats to spark the Red Sox attack in Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford, to make up for the loss of Adrian Beltre and Victor Martinez. Things could change between now and the start of the season, but if the situation remains roughly unchanged, the following is my guess at the 25 man roster on opening day.

Starting Lineup

BO# Name Pos B T Games Avg. OBP SLG
1 Jacoby Ellsbury CF L L 349 .291 .344 .405
2 Dustin Pedroia 2B R R 566 .305 .369 .460
3 Carl Crawford LF L L 1235 .297 .336 .444
4 Adrian Gonzalez 1B L L 858 .284 .368 .507
5 David Ortiz DH L L 1596 .281 .376 .543
6 Kevin Youkilis 3B R R 791 .294 .394 .497
7 J.D. Drew RF L R 1485 .281 .387 .499
8 Jarrod Saltalamacchia C S R 250 .248 .315 .386
9 Marco Scutaro SS R R 990 .267 .336 .385

 

Bench

Name Pos B T Games Avg OBP SLG
Jason Varitek C S R 1478 .258 .343 .436
Jed Lowrie IF S R 168 .253 .336 .425
Yamaico Navarro IF R R 20 .143 .174 .143
Mike Cameron OF R R 1677 .250 .340 .447
Darnell McDonald OF R R 185 .258 .318 .399

 

Starting Rotation

Name Pos Games W-L IP ERA
Josh Beckett RHP 249 112-74 1528.2 3.96
Jon Lester LHP 124 61-25 766 3.55
Clay Buchholz RHP 64 29-21 364.1 3.68
John Lackey RHP 267 116-82 1716 3.89
Daisuke Matsuzaka RHP 98 46-27 585.1 4.18

 

Bullpen

Name Pos Role Games W-L IP ERA SV
Hideki Okajima LHP LH Specialist 254 16-8 254.0 3.06 6
Scott Atchison RHP Middle Relief 96 4-6 128.0 4.29 0
Tim Wakefield RHP Middle Relief 594 193-172 3071.2 4.38 22
Bobby Jenks RHP Setup/Closer 329 14-18 341.2 3.40 173
Daniel Bard RHP Setup/Closer 122 3-4 124.0 2.61 4
Jonathon Papelbon RHP Closer 333 19-18 365.0 2.22 188

Source for all statistics:  Baseball-Reference.com

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