Dustin Pedroia fought his weaknesses to get to where he is. The former professional baseball received less than satisfactory remarks from the scout team he was a part of. At that time, he was at the Arizona State. On speed, he received 30, 20 on power, and 40 on arm. On the scouting scale of 20-80, he was projected as a grade who was non-professional. On another one, he was projected as organizational level. What this means is the player who comes under the banner of the minor league in the roster.
Dustin Pedroia Was A “Team Player”
After three years the report came out, Dustin Pedroia was selected by the Boston Red Sox in round two of the draft of the year 2004. In that year, the player earned the title of winner of the Rookie of the American League. He also contributed to the win of the Red Sox in the World Series.
Just a year after the successful event, he won another title. It was the award called AL VP. By the time Dustin Pedroia became a 29-year-old player, he was on the trajectory of the hall of fame. This was something great for somebody who had been regarded by the White Sox to be unfit as a utility person.
The player made an official announcement with regard to his retirement. This news came on Tuesday. He had not participated in any game in the year 2020. Also, within the span of two years, 2018 to 2019, he just played a total of nine games. Dustin Pedroia became an important part of the Red Sox for over 14 seasons.
The first manager of the Red Sox, Terry Francona, gave a statement with regard to the characteristics of Dustin Pedroia as a player. He stated that he was a very good team player.