Boston Red Sox greatest position players from 2004-Present
2B – Dustin Pedroia
This one is a lock. Pedroia is one of the Red Sox faithful’s most beloved stars. His 2008 AL MVP season is one of the greatest by any Red Sox player and his contribution both on the field and off it are second to none.
Helping the Red Sox capture the 2007 and 2013 World Series’ Pedroia, now at the age of 35 and battling injuries which have kept him out for most of the last two seasons, still has an enormous effect on the team. He’s now being seen as an extra coach and his backing from the dugout will help push the Sox all the way in this post-season run.
His appreciation, by the league and beyond, was shown in 2012 when he received the Heart and Hustle award, underlining the professionalism shown by Pedroia over his career.
Along with many seasons as one of the most effective hitters, Pedroia’s most defining aspects of his game come in the field. Winning four Golden Glove awards for his efforts from 2B, Pedroia has been one of the best infielders for a long time, and up there with the greats when it comes to making a play and commanding the infield.