No Dustin Pedroia and now no Brock Holt who was hitting .340 until Mr., Hammy paid an unfortunate visit. Eduardo Nunez was outstanding in 2017 and this is 2018 and outstanding is a memory. Nunez has had a quiet bat. The position has produced a 0.4 fWAR and as far as defense? Pedroia is sorely missed as in -6 DRS. Fully expect a healthy Pedroia ready to make up for lost time and make a run at a .300 year.
Collectively New York has received even less from second base than Boston with a -0.7 fWAR, but they may finally settle on Gleyber Torres. Torres is the high ranked prospect who may be ready to turn the position around and put Ronald Torreyes into a spot role. Defensively they will upgrade with Torres. Torres shows the value of astute trading.
April Edge: Red Sox
Season End Prediction: Red Sox thanks to Pedroia. But Torres will be the future.