Boston Red Sox Season Preview: Infield

Second Base: Dustin Pedroia


2014 Stats: 135 games, 72 runs, 33 doubles, 7 home runs, 53 RBI, 6 steals, .278/.337/.376/.712

Even with a down year at the plate last season, Dustin Pedroia still was a gold glove winner and is still seen as a top-three second baseman in the MLB. Pedroia has had three surgeries in two years and may finally be healthy in the 2015 season.

Pedroia will, in all likelihood, be hitting in the two spot for the Red Sox this upcoming season. More of a contact hitter, Pedroia has only 16 home runs in the past two seasons, a far cry from his 21 home run total in 2011. If Pedroia is full healthy, however, he may have more pop in his swing which could allow him to surpass that nine home run total from last season.

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