Your 2020 Red Sox starting line-up

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Jul 21, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia (15) in the dugout before a game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Playing second base and batting second – Dustin Pedroia (age 36)

Pedroia is now where Derek Jeter was in his last five New York seasons. The numbers are accumulating as Pedey zeros in on 2,500 career hits and has already surpassed 500 career doubles. The batting average still hovers in the .300 range and (finally) Pedroia has been officially named captain.

With the current salary scale in 2020 the 13M that Pedroia receives is a bargain price for a now perennial All-Star. As usual, Pedroia remains the ultimate pest on the base paths, clubhouse and just about anywhere else. Some things will never change.