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Dustin Pedroia Newsbeat

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Dustin Pedroia contemplates surgery, and his future

I look forward to seeing Statcast numbers for infield defense.

Meanwhile, the knee injury impaired other potential contributions. His defensive range may have been diminished. He graded as two runs below an average second baseman, according to Baseball Information Solutions (Fangraphs, by contrast, had him as 6.7 runs above average, as measured by Ultimate Zone Rating). His baserunning ranked near the bottom of the league, as he took an extra base just 16 percent of the time on hits while getting thrown out seven times.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 11, 2017 at 06:34 AM | 44 comment(s)
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Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Remarkable defensive play highlights Dustin Pedroia’s career game

In Pedroia We Trust.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 04, 2017 at 09:39 AM | 101 comment(s)
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Monday, May 01, 2017

Dustin Pedroia: I don’t do anything different because of small hands

Have you always had small hands?

Pedroia: Yes, but I’ve always hand great hand-eye coordination. Even as a kid, I was always able to make solid contact. The strength in my hands started to come when I was in high school. But it wasn’t until my sophomore year in college that I could really feel the strength in my hands. I was constantly doing hand-strengthening exercises and exercises for my forearms.

What player’s hand did you shake, and were stunned by the size of his hands?

Pedroia: The first time I met Robinson Cano about 10 years ago, I went, “Oh, my God, I can’t believe how big his hands are.” It was like he had a catcher’s mitt for hands. And he plays the same position that I do! Then you watch him hit, and you see how strong his hands are.

Do small hands affect the way you hold a bat?

Pedroia: No, because I hold the bat in my fingertips, as most hitters do. I don’t have it lying in my palm. So, it’s actually a benefit, I think, to have small hands on the bat. But I am always working to keep my hands strong. We hold [weight] plates and stick our hands in rice barrels to develop strength. Swinging a bat every day is the best way to keep your hands strong.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 01, 2017 at 01:17 PM | 18 comment(s)
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Monday, April 24, 2017


Manny Machado at center of another incident | MLB.com

Some clear thinking.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 24, 2017 at 06:44 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: dustin pedroia, manny machado, orioles, red sox

 

 

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