Here's a smart move: Pedroia to SS

This would be another smart move by a smart front office. And a great sign by a ballplayer who clearly “gets it”.

Pedroia’s defensive stats (I don’t buy a 6 game sample as any barometer for success or failure):

Season Team Pos G GS Inn PO A E DP FP RF/G RF/9 DG exO Arm DPR RngR ErrR UZR UZR/150
0.0
0.0
2006 Red Sox 2B 27 19 172.0 45 73 3 17 .975 4.4
6.2
28 64 -0.9 -1.6 0.3 -2.2 -11.7
2007 Red Sox 2B 137 132 1141.1 259 360 6 78 .990 4.5
4.9
123 289 0.5 1.3 1.8 3.6 4.4
2008 Red Sox 2B 157 155 1376.1 279 448 6 101 .992 4.6
4.8
151 354 0.3 7.4 2.7 10.5 10.5
2009 Red Sox 2B 154 154 1346.2 253 404 6 79 .991 4.3
4.4
144 334 1.6 7.5 0.7 9.8 10.6
2006 Red Sox SS 6 5 41.0 7 13 1 4 .952 3.3
4.4
5 13 0.1 -0.1 -0.4 -0.4 -12.2

Considering the value he generates, this would be a great move for the Sox.

Season Team Batting Fielding Replacement Positional RAR WAR Dollars Salary
2006 Red Sox -7.6 -2.5 3.3 0.7 -6.2 -0.6 ($2.2)
2007 Red Sox 14.0 3.6 19.4 2.0 38.9 3.8 $15.6 $0.4
2008 Red Sox 29.5 10.5 24.2 2.4 66.7 6.6 $29.9 $0.5
2009 Red Sox 15.7 9.8 23.8 2.4 51.7 5.2 $23.3

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