Boston Red Sox
2014 Avg.
.282
 
Career Avg.
.301
Name  Dustin Pedroia
Born  8/17/1983
Height  5-9
Weight  180
Number  15
Position  2B
Bats  R
Throws  R
7/1/2014 10:50:00 PM
Description: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia has collected three hits in three of his last four games.
Insight: All nine hits were singles, however. Pedroia (.277) does have 23 doubles this year, but he's hit just four homers and hasn't had an extra-base hit in his last 11 games. He's also swiped just two bases on seven attempts. If someone wants to pay for his name rather than his production in a trade, go for it.
 
6/19/2014 10:39:00 AM
Description: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia owns Oakland left-hander Scott Kazmir to the tune of a .514 batting average (18-for-35).
Insight: Pedroia is a career .300 hitter, who has been floundering around the .260-.275 mark for most of the season. Perhaps this favorable matchup will get him started.
 
6/11/2014 10:10:00 AM
Description: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia has smacked Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen around in his career.
Insight: Pedroia went hitless in his last three games and has a .717 OPS this season, but his history against Chen is too enticing to ignore. He's gone 12-for-24 (.500) with five doubles and a triple against the left-hander.
 
6/8/2014 9:14:00 AM
Description: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia hit his third homer of the season and went 3-for-4 Saturday at Detroit.
Insight: Pedroia averaged 16 homers per season from 2008-12, but he's hit just 12 dingers in his last 219 games.
 
6/1/2014 10:28:00 AM
Description: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia (hand) is in the lineup Sunday, according to Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal.
Insight: The X-rays on Pedroia's bruised right hand were negative and his MRI revealed no structural damage. The second baseman has gone just 3-for-19 (.158) against Tampa Bay's Erik Bedard, so daily fantasy players should stay away from him Sunday.
 
5/31/2014 8:11:00 PM
Description: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia doesn't have any structural damage in his bruised hand. SOURCE: Tim Britton, Providence Journal
Insight: His X-rays came back negative. Pedroia (.275, 2 HR, 17 RBI) is one of the toughest players in the league so we wouldn't expect him to miss too much time.
 
5/31/2014 3:34:00 PM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia won't play Saturday against Tampa Bay. SOURCE: Red Sox on Twitter
Insight: Pedroia (.275, 2 HR, 17 RBI) left last night's game with a bruised hand. Jonathan Herrera (.171, 0 HR, 4 RBI) is filling in at second base.
 
5/3/2014 10:01:00 AM
Description: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia launched his 100th career home run Friday on a sixth inning grand slam.
Insight: Oakland challenged the ruling but the umpires determined after watching the replay that the ball was not interfered with. Pedroia, who hadn't homered in a game since last September, is hitting .276 with ten RBI this season.
 
4/27/2014 10:52:00 AM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has struggled against Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.
Insight: He has just two hits in 12 trips to the plate against Dickey. Pedroia (.275, 0 HR, 6 RBI) is 3-for-9 in the series with two RBI.
 
Hot4/26/2014 10:05:00 AM
Description: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia is a career .522 hitter versus Toronto starter Brandon Morrow.
Insight: Pedroia is 12-for-23 with a pair of homers in their previous matchups. Though not off to a great start this season (.276, 0 HR, 6 RBI) he has multiple hits in five of the last seven games. Start him.
 
4/21/2014 9:42:00 AM
Description: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia is a career .500 hitter versus Baltimore starter Wei-Yin Chen (11-for-22).
Insight: Pedroia (.260, 0 HR, 2 RBI) is just starting to get it going with five hits in his last three games. He's a premier fantasy second baseman in a favorable matchup who is just finding his batting stroke. Make him a must start on Monday morning.
 
4/20/2014 9:51:00 AM
Description: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia has collected seven hits in 13 at-bats against Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez.
Insight: Pedroia (.250) has gone 5-for-17 (.294) with two doubles and four walks since he returned to the lineup from wrist inflammation, and he'll face a struggling Jimenez Sunday.
 
4/16/2014 4:20:00 PM
Description: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia has returned to the starting lineup. SOURCE: Peter Abraham, Boston Globe
Insight: He's been out with inflammation in his wrist. Pedroia will bat leadoff tonight for the 92nd time in his career. He's a .262 lifetime hitter from that spot in the lineup (98-for-374).
 
4/16/2014 9:42:00 AM
Description: If Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia (wrist) can return to the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox, he'll face a pitcher he's gone 2-for-17 against in John Danks.
Insight: Pedroia had a cortisone shot in his sore left wrist on Tuesday and didn't start for the second straight game. He pinch ran in the ninth inning. The 30-year-old has zero homers, one RBI and a .236 average this season.
 
4/15/2014 5:42:00 PM
Description: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia was given a cortisone shot in his injured wrist. He expects to return Wednesday against Chicago. SOURCE: Gordon Edes, ESPN Boston
Insight: Pedroia played all of last season with a torn muscle in his thumb and only wound up missing two games. You have to admire Pedroia's toughness, though it's a little concerning he only has nine home runs in his last 758 at bats.
 
Cold4/14/2014 5:44:00 PM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has no fracture or structural damage in his left wrist, according to Rob Bradford of weei.com.
Insight: Pedroia should avoid the disabled list and may even rejoin the lineup Tuesday at Chicago. The 30-year-old missed Sunday's series finale against the rival Yankees and went 7-for-45 (.156) over his last 10 games.
 
Cold4/13/2014 6:17:00 PM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is not in Sunday's lineup and is going back to Boston for tests on his sore left wrist. SOURCE: Gordon Edes, espnboston.com.
Insight: If Pedroia has to go on the disabled list, the Red Sox would probably fill the spot with Ryan Roberts, though they may go the bold route and call up Mookie Betts from Double-A Portland. Betts is hitting .457 with six extra-base hits and four steals in 35 at-bats this season and is ranked as Boston's No. 6 prospect by MLB.com. We'll see how Pedroia's tests go.
 
Hot4/3/2014 10:13:00 AM
Description: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia is a career .579 hitter against Baltimore starter Wei-Yin Chen.
Insight: Pedroia is off to a hot start, collecting multiple hits in each of the first two games this season. He's a must start on Thursday.
 
4/2/2014 10:36:00 PM
Description: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia had four hits and two runs Wednesday at Baltimore.
Insight: Pedroia is off to a hot start, collecting multiple hits in each of the first two games this season.
 
12/10/2013 9:05:00 AM
Description: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia (torn UCL) had the pin removed from his thumb surgery and should be ready for spring training, according to a Boston Globe report.
Insight: Pedroia is a key player in the Red Sox lineup. He batted .301 with 91 runs, 84 RBI and 17 steals. With Ellsbury gone it will be even more important to have him ready for opening day.