Jed Lowrie, SS
Lowrie prevailed in the shortstop battle this spring because of Julio Lugo's injury. Of course, he also hit .370 this spring, demonstrating that his ability to hit from the left side last season was hampered significantly by a wrist injury. He's more versatile than Lugo, so he could be the Sox' utility infielder once Lugo comes back. But, for now, the starting job belongs to yet another product of the team's farm system.
(Globe Staff Photo / Barry Chin)