This article should be called Tulowitzki Two for obvious reasons. For starters, one of the top three second baseman just landed on the DL with a broken foot.
Second, this position, like shortstop, has very few elite players on top, and then a tremendous drop-off in talent and statistical production. It’s important to remember that replacing this kind of player for the long run is a difficult task.
So let’s approach this a little differently than we did with Tulo because it doesn’t sound like Pedroia will be out as long. What we want to find here, in not so many words, is rent-a-player to fill the void of Pedroia’s absence. I’ve done the research as usual, you make the choice and take credit for all the success.
Here is a look at what we lost, what we need to replace, and a base to build from:
Dustin Pedroia (Season): 52 Runs- 12 HR- 41 RBI- 8 SBs- .292 BA (295 AB)
(Month): 19 Runs – 4 HR - 16 RBI - 6 SB - .330 BA (103 AB)
The following players can be found on your free agent/waiver wire and will be welcome additions to your battered lineup: (Statistics for the past 30 days displayed)