Boston Red Sox All-Time Roster

This is the Boston Red Sox all-time roster. I decided to select two players for each infield position, six outfielders (regardless of specific position), and one designated hitter for each AL team. Hitters had to have a minimum of 1,500 plate appearance. For pitching, we selected seven starting pitchers, three non-closers, and two closers. Starting pitchers had to start at least 100 games during their time with the franchise to qualify. Relief pitchers were deemed non-closers if they saved less than 30 games. Closers are pitchers that save more than 30 games.


  • Catcher – Carlton Fisk

    • Age: 21, 23 – 32
    • Years: 1969, 1971 – 1980
    Carlton Fisk
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    129 .374 39.5 1,078 4,353 627 1,097 207 33 162 568 61 389 588 .284 .356 .481 .837

  • First Base – Jimmie Foxx

    • Age: 28 – 34
    • Years: 1936 – 1942
    Jimmie Foxx
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    151 .460 34.6 887 3,937 721 1,051 181 45 222 788 38 624 568 .320 .429 .605 1.034

  • Second Base – Dustin Pedroia

    • Age: 22 – 33
    • Years: 2006 – 2017
    Dustin Pedroia
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    116 .353 52.2 1,503 6,743 920 1,802 394 15 140 724 138 621 651 .300 .366 .441 .807

  • Third Base – Wade Boggs

    • Age: 24 – 34
    • Years: 1982 – 1992
    Wade Boggs
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    142 .394 71.6 1,625 7,323 1,067 2,098 422 47 85 687 16 1,004 470 .338 .428 .462 .890

  • Shortstop – Nomar Garciaparra

    • Age: 22 – 30
    • Years: 1996 – 2004
    Nomar Garciaparra
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    134 .391 41.1 966 4,345 709 1,281 279 50 178 690 84 279 406 .323 .370 .553 .923

  • Outfield – Ted Williams

    • Age: 20 – 23, 27 – 41
    • Years: 1939 – 1942, 1946 – 1960
    Ted Williams
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    188 .493 123.1 2,292 9,788 1,798 2,654 525 71 521 1,839 24 2,021 709 .344 .482 .634 1.116

  • Outfield – Tris Speaker

    • Age: 19 – 27
    • Years: 1907 – 1915
    Tris Speaker
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    163 .428 55.4 1,065 4,554 704 1,327 241 106 39 542 267 459 234 .337 .414 .482 .896

  • Outfield – Manny Ramirez

    • Age: 29 – 36
    • Years: 2001 – 2008
    Manny Ramirez
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    154 .417 33.8 1,083 4,682 743 1,232 256 7 274 868 7 636 849 .312 .411 .588 .999

  • Designated Hitter – David Ortiz

    • Age: 27 – 40
    • Years: 2003 – 2016
    David Ortiz
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    147 .400 52.9 1,953 8,398 1,204 2,079 524 16 483 1,530 13 1,133 1,411 .290 .386 .570 .956

  • Starting Pitcher – Cy Young

    • Age: 34 – 41, 44
    • Years: 1901 – 1908, 1911
    Cy Young
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    69 66.2 327 297 192 112 2.00 2,728.1 278 38 9 872 606 299 1,341 4.4 0.970

  • Starting Pitcher – Pedro Martinez

    • Age: 26 – 32
    • Years: 1998 – 2004
    Pedro Martinez
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    53 53.8 203 201 117 37 2.52 1,383.2 22 8 0 428 387 309 1,683 10.9 0.978

  • Starting Pitcher – Roger Clemens

    • Age: 21 – 33
    • Years: 1984 – 1996
    Roger Clemens
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    69 81.3 383 382 192 111 3.06 2,776 100 38 0 1,045 943 856 2,590 8.4 1.158

  • Starting Pitcher – Dutch Leonard

    • Age: 21 – 26
    • Years: 1913 – 1918
    Dutch Leonard
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    78 27.2 195 145 82 58 2.07 1,235.2 84 22 11 374 284 359 724 5.3 1.112

  • Starting Pitcher – Tex Hughson

    • Age: 25 – 28, 30 – 33
    • Years: 1941 – 1944, 1946 – 1949
    Tex Hughson
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    76 25.7 225 156 96 54 2.94 1,375.2 99 19 17 504 450 372 693 4.5 1.194

  • Relief Pitcher – Hideki Okajima

    • Age: 31 – 35
    • Years: 2007 – 2011
    Hideki Okajima
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    69 6.8 261 0 17 8 3.11 246.1 0 0 6 86 85 86 215 7.9 1.246

  • Relief Pitcher – Daniel Bard

    • Age: 24 – 28
    • Years: 2009 – 2013
    Daniel Bard
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    74 4.3 211 10 10 19 3.67 257.1 0 0 5 114 105 121 252 8.8 1.220

  • Closer – Jonathan Papelbon

    • Age: 24 – 30
    • Years: 2005 – 2011
    Jonathan Papelbon
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    52 16.2 396 0 23 19 2.33 429.1 0 0 219 126 111 115 509 10.7 1.018

    Bench

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4 comments

  • Do not know how this team could not include Jim Rice. Seeing as you claim to assign a DH for AL teams, Ortiz ( who I don’t recall ever seeing in the outfield ) should very easily be assigned DH duties and make Rice an outfielder. I understand how oversights can be made, but these were glaring in their lack of overall perspective. Other than that, very cool effort. Love this stuff!

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  • No steroid freaks allowed. You know who you are (Manny, Roger)

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  • Manny Ramirez ahead of Yaz? You’ve got to be kidding! Okay,perhaps Ramirez was a better hitter statically speaking but he couldn’t hold a candle to Yaz defensively. And Yaz never dogged it at the plate or in the field something you could never say about Ramirez.
    Yaz is in the Hall. Only way Ramirez gets in is by paying admission, just like me.

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  • How can you leave out Dick Radatz as one of the relief pitches? He was ‘the Monster’ before relief pitches had specialty roles. They would pitch him 2 or 3 innings a day for days on end.

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