Dustin Pedroia, 2BFast fact: Pedroia has hit cleanup 31 times in his career, batting .397 with seven home runs and 28 RBIs.
Lowdown: At 28, hes in his prime and fully healthy after playing all season with a screw holding his left foot together. A favorite of Terry Franconas, Pedroias relationship with Valentine bears watching. But expect an MVP run. Pedroia was personally offended by the events of last season and will want to carry the team.
Bobby Vs view: His ability is so good, his attitude is so consistently proper for baseball competition. I love that stuff."