2. Dustin Pedroia makes strong bid for American League MVP
In his first full healthy season in a few years, Dustin Pedroia has all the motivation to return to his former self. Not past his prime yet, Pedroia is still a premier second baseman in the MLB, and has the tools to breakout at anytime at the plate.
As a bold prediction, Pedroia could make a push for the American League MVP, even if that crown will most likely belong to Mike Trout at season’s end.