Mon, 09 Mar 2015 14:34:00 -0700
Boston Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia (5-for-6 with a homer) and SS Xander Bogaerts (3-for-8 with two homers) are both raking early in spring. Bogaerts had a disappointing 2014 mainly due to struggles against a slider. His second homer this spring came against a slider, however. Bogaerts also struggled with poor plate discipline last year, walking just 6.6% of the time after walking 10.9% in Class AAA in 2013. Pedroia's power has dropped each year since 2011, when he hit a career-high 21 home runs.
Fantasy Tip: Pedroia and Bogaerts are both undervalued at their respective positions heading into 2015. Bogaerts is the more attractive upside pick with plenty of room for a rebound this season. Pedroia's declining power numbers in recent seasons are likely attributed to wrist and hand ailments. You can usually count on a solid average from the veteran, but his power could also rebound if he puts in a fully healthy season.
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 06:50:30 -0700
Boston Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia (wrist) has gone 5-for-6 through two spring training games with two runs, a home run and four RBI.
Fantasy Tip: After offseason wrist surgery, it appears Pedroia is proving his health early in spring training. While conclusions shouldn't be jumped to, it is an encouraging start for the 31-year-old veteran. Pedroia claims he is healthy and over the injury, and although a small sample size, the results confirm his stance. Expect Pedroia to be a popular bounce-back selection in the middle rounds on draft day, and if his solid spring continues, expect his fake stock to rise.
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 18:23:05 -0800
Boston Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia (wrist) said he was healthy enough to lift weights this offseason, and he expects his bat speed and power to return to normal in 2015.
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 09:37:06 -0800
Boston Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia (wrist) "has been cleared to resume all baseball activities," according to manager John Farrell.
Sat, 10 Jan 2015 10:59:24 -0800
Boston Red Sox OF Mookie Betts appears to be the favorite to be the team's leadoff hitter, with 2B Dustin Pedroia expected to bat second.
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 06:41:27 -0800
Boston Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia (wrist) said he is feeling substantially better since having surgery on his left wrist Sept. 11. "I feel great," Pedroia said. "I'm back to 100 percent. I'm doing all my lifts and everything. My rehab's going good. I'm full strength and I'm pretty excited. It's been a long time since I've been myself. It's going to be a lot of fun next year."
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 16:41:16 -0800
Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer, Boston Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia, Seattle Mariners 3B Kyle Seager, Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy, Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon, Baltimore Orioles OF Adam Jones, Baltimore Orioles OF Nick Markakis, Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez and Houston Astros SP Dallas Keuchel were the American League winners of the Gold Gloves in 2014.
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 03:50:05 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong now has seven hits this postseason, which is the fourth-most by a rookie in postseason history. Only Tampa Bay Rays 3B Evan Longoria (nine in 2008), Boston Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia (eight in 2007) and Atlanta Braves 3B Chipper Jones (eight in 1995) have done better.
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:17:38 -0700
Boston Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia (thumb) has already regained good range of motion in his thumb, according to manager John Farrell. Pedroia remains in the early stages of his rehab.
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:59:36 -0700
Boston Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia (wrist), who had surgery to fix tendon damage and clean out scar tissue in his left wrist Thursday, Sept. 11, is expected to be healed in roughly six weeks. "It created more range of motion and instant relief than Dustin has felt," Farrell said.