Alex Gonzalez, SS
Alex Gonzalez has been better than advertised, both in the field and at the plate. He has made things look easy at shortstop all season and is one of the main factors in the Red Sox' record-setting defense. His .285 batting average and nine home runs have been even more impressive, especially considering he ended the month of April with a .186 batting average and zero home runs.
(Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)