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Major League Baseball

2014 Avg.
.283
 
Career Avg.
.300
Name  Dustin Pedroia
Born  8/17/1983
Height  5-9
Weight  180
Number  15
Position  2B
Bats  R
Throws  R
8/27/2014 10:06:00 AM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia went 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBI in the extra innings victory over the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
Insight: The second baseman surprised everyone with a home run off Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey in the first inning. Pedroia came into the matchup hitting .143 against Dickey's knuckleball. Pedroia has had a down season to his standards (.281/.341/.382) but is 3-for-10 with two home runs and six RBI in his last two games.
 
8/26/2014 10:47:00 AM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is a career .143 hitter (3-for-21) against R.A. Dickey's knuckleball.
Insight: We expect more from Pedroia than the .280 batting average with six homers, 47 RBI, 68 runs scored and five steals. He will probably never again reach the level we remember from 2011 (.307, 21 HR, 91 RBI, 102 runs, 26 SB). Avoid this matchup.
 
8/25/2014 10:55:00 PM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer Monday at Toronto.
Insight: Pedroia's home run total has decreased in two straight seasons and likely will again in 2014 unless he hits three over his last 31 games. He has six in 127 games this season.
 
8/19/2014 10:47:00 AM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is a .226 career hitter against Angels starter Jered Weaver.
Insight: Two of his seven career hits against Weaver, however, came when Pedroia went 2-for-3 against the Angels pitcher on August 8. Pedroia has four hits in his last 10 at-bats.
 
8/18/2014 4:11:00 PM
Description: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia was not in Sunday's starting lineup due to illness but is back in the lineup for Monday's game against the Angels.
Insight: His matchup with C.J. Wilson is a favorable one as he's a career .429 hitter with a 1.214 OPS versus Wilson. The All-Star second baseman has not been quite as good as fantasy owners would like, batting .284 with five homers, 45 RBI, 65 runs and five steals.
 
8/18/2014 9:58:00 AM
Description: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia was not in Sunday's starting lineup due to illness and is questionable for Monday's game against the Angels.
Insight: Fantasy owners hope he makes it back for the matchup with C.J. Wilson as he's a career .429 hitter with a 1.214 OPS versus Wilson. The All-Star second baseman has not been quite as good as fantasy owners would like, batting .284 with five homers, 45 RBI, 65 runs and five steals.
 
8/17/2014 11:01:00 AM
Description: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia is not in Sunday's starting lineup.
Insight: Pedroia did foul a ball off his foot Friday night, but this appears to be a routine day off. The All-Star second baseman has not been quite as good as fantasy owners would like, batting .284 with five homers, 45 RBI, 65 runs and five steals.
 
Hot8/16/2014 2:55:00 PM
Description: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia left Friday's game after fouling a ball off his right foot in the third inning, but he's in the lineup Saturday, according to the Boston Globe.
Insight: Pedroia stayed in the game until the eighth inning, but manager John Farrell took him out after he showed some discomfort while running to first base. His Fluoroscan came back negative.
 
Hot8/13/2014 12:20:00 PM
Description: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia is getting a rare day off Wednesday afternoon.
Insight: Pedroia has batted .364 with four doubles, a homer, six RBI, three steals and 11 runs in his last 16 games. He'll get his first day off since July 24 while Brock Holt plays second base.
 
Hot8/10/2014 6:46:00 PM
Description: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia has picked up multiple hits in 10 of his last 15 games.
Insight: Pedroia has gone 23-for-63 (.365) in that span, though just five of his hits went for extra bases. The second baseman is hitting .282 with five homers, 43 RBI, 61 runs, five steals and a .723 OPS this season.
 
7/30/2014 12:36:00 PM
Description: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia has batted .375 with four doubles in 40 at-bats against Toronto's Mark Buehrle.
Insight: Pedroia has had a down season, hitting .274 with four homers, 38 RBI, 52 runs, three steals and a .709 OPS, but he's a solid option Wednesday against the Blue Jays.
 
Cold7/24/2014 10:36:00 AM
Description: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia is not in Thursday afternoon's starting lineup.
Insight: Pedroia has just one hit over the past five games (20 AB) so we like him getting a day off. Being a .269 hitter with four homers, 37 RBI and 50 runs is well below expectations for the former AL MVP.
 
Cold7/23/2014 12:26:00 PM
Description: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia doesn't have good numbers against Toronto's R.A. Dickey.
Insight: Pedroia is 2-for-15 (.133) against Dickey. He's also batting .150 (6-for-40) with one extra-base hit over his last 10 games and has collected just three extra-base hits and zero home runs in his last 27 contests.
 
Cold7/22/2014 10:11:00 AM
Description: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia is just 6-for-36 with a lone double over his last nine games and hitless in the past three contests.
Insight: The "Laser Show" hasn't done much over the first half of the season and fantasy owners are likely growing concerned. Contrary to his career numbers, Pedroia has been better on the road than in Fenway this season.
 
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.
 

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