Had this been three weeks ago, Dustin Pedroia would have easily received a "C" or worse.
Since breaking his foot in San Fransisco last year, Pedroia has endured a very long road to recovery. It manifested itself in a grueling offseason regimen that included his normal workouts, as well as hours of rehab.
Pedroia is still not 100 percent, and it is evident in his play. On June 4, he was batting just .239 with four homers, 11 extra-base hits and 19 RBI.
But since then (just like last year and 2007) Pedroia has worked himself out of a prolonged slump relatively quickly and is back on track.
In a little over a month, he has raised his 2011 averages to: .284, 11 HR, 44 RBI, .395 OBP. And despite having a down year, Pedroia has been outstanding defensively, committing just four errors in 393 chances (.990).
Pedroia has been on fire recently, going into the break with a 12-game hitting streak and five homers in his last 11 games. For that he earns a B- for the first half of the season.