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Postby Matthias » Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:24 pm

Is it time to consider Pedroia a top-10 2B? He's going to be average, at best, in steals and low end on the HRs (although he will get a few). But his AVG, OBP, Runs and RBIs are pretty good. And he's hot as the Sahara right now.

From CBS...
Headlines Preseason Outlook
Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia extended his hitting streak to 11 games Monday against the Angels with his first four-hit game of the season. He doubled three times and singled once, scoring a run and driving in one. He's batting .477 (21-for-44) during the streak.
(Updated 04/22/2008).

Pedroia raised his season average to .364 with the streak and is looking every bit the player who hit .317 as a rookie last year. He's worth using in all Fantasy formats right now, particularly Head-to-Head leagues that count doubles, walks and strikeouts, and he might even have more power potential than his one home run would indicate.

Right now, among 2B's, he ranks...
1st in AVG
6th in Runs
8th in RBIs
8th in SBs
15th in HRs
8th in BBs

(although I'm not sure how many ppl he ties with at each one)

Sure, it's early, but he did hit .317 last year so it's not coming out of nowhere.
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Re: Dustin Pedroia

Postby Field » Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:27 pm

I think he's probably in that 8-12 range. He doesn't quite have the upside of a guy like Weeks or Kinsler, so I can't quite move him above those guys yet. I just feel like a lot of his stats can be more easily replicated off the WW than some of the other second baseman. He is absolutely red hot right now though, as is the rest of the sox lineup. I would rather have Dusty than Kendrick would was absurdly over-rated going into the season. They are essentially the same player with Kendrick having slightly more speed.
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Re: Dustin Pedroia

Postby Yoda » Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:41 pm

He's certainly not sexy in fantasy baseball terms but he is solid. I'd say he is 12-15 2B.
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