Dustin Pedroia may just be the epitome of who the Red Sox are. It may not always be perfect or pretty, but they get the job done. And they both certainly exemplified that during Friday’s 3-2 extra innings win over the Minnesota Twins.
Pedroia has been getting criticism for not being a power hitter so far this season, as he has only one home run and 11 extra-base hits. But Pedroia has been something more important: a consistent hitter. He’s been the guy who the power hitters have been failing to bring in lately.
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Pedey leads the team in hits (55), runs (27), walks (25), and on base percentage (.423). He has the second highest batting average, just behind David Ortiz, at .335. He even has the second most stolen bases even though he’s arguably one of the slower players on the team. So if you’re just looking at how many home runs he has, and you’re saying he’s bringing nothing to the table, take a look at those other numbers.