Sun Sentinel
Boston Red Sox
2014 Avg.
.278
 
Career Avg.
.299
Name  Dustin Pedroia
Born  8/17/1983
Height  5-9
Weight  180
Number  15
Position  2B
Bats  R
Throws  R
9/10/2014 6:05:00 PM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia will undergo season-ending surgury Thursday, according to Red Sox beat writer Tim Britton.
Insight: Pedroia has been playing with wrist pain for most of the season. He's hitting .278 with seven home runs, 72 runs scored and 53 RBI this season. Hopefully he'll be ready to go next spring.
 
9/9/2014 3:16:00 PM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: He has played four games since returning from a concussion and is likely just getting a routine day off. Pedroia is hitting .278 with seven home runs, 72 runs scored and 53 RBI this season.
 
9/7/2014 10:59:00 AM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is 4-for-24 (.167) lifetime against Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey.
Insight: Boston is sitting typical fantasy starters David Ortiz and Mike Napoli on Sunday, and it would be the best idea for fantasy owners to also sit Pedroia. He has played just two games since returning from a concussion and has gone 2-for-8 with a double in those two games. Pedroia is hitting .280 with seven home runs and 53 RBI this season.
 
9/5/2014 3:53:00 PM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia (concussion) is in his customary No. 2 hole in the Boston lineup for Friday's game against Toronto.
Insight: Pedroia passed all other concussion tests. The second baseman suffered a concussion last Saturday when a forearm hit his head on a collision at second base. It hasn't been a great season for the Laser Show, batting .280 with seven homers, 51 RBI and a .720 OPS. The OPS is at its lowest point since 2006.
 
9/4/2014 4:59:00 PM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia (concussion) expects to play Friday according to Sean McAdam of Comcast Sports Net.
Insight: Doctors still need to examine and clear Pedroia, but he has passed all other concussion tests so far. The second baseman suffered a concussion last Saturday when a forearm hit his head on a collision at second base.
 
9/1/2014 10:34:00 AM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia (concussion) will miss his second consecutive game Monday.
Insight: Pedroia has been picking up his game over the past two months and was batting .300 in 25 August games. This couldn't have come at worse time with the fantasy championship coming down the home stretch. His return is unclear as it always is with concussion issues and protocols.
 
8/30/2014 9:06:00 PM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was forced from Saturday night's game after taking an elbow to the face during a slide into second base.
Insight: Pedroia has been picking up his game over the past two months and was batting .300 in 25 August games. This couldn't have come at worse time with the fantasy championship coming down the home stretch. Hopefully it won't effect his hot bat when he returns.
 
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.