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Wade Boggs Newsbeat

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


Boggs worked to make himself a decent third baseman. Decent. His Gold Gloves were a gift, however. Pedroia has consistently been a great fielder. Their defensive skills are not similar.

But Pedroia has hit for almost exactly the same overall power as Boggs, at least when it comes to a career slugging percentage. Boggs posted a .443 slugging over his tenure, while Pedroia checks in at .444, despite hitting dingers at a far higher rate than Wade ever did. And Pedroia plays stellar defense at a critical position, not all that different from Boggs, the two-year Gold Glove winner who manned third in the 80s.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 12, 2015 at 11:22 AM | 157 comment(s)
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