Gordon Edes' interactive midseason Red Sox report card
Check out our expert's first-half grades, then share yours for each player on the 2011 team
BOSTON -- Here are the midseason grades for Red Sox players and members of management plus your chance to evaluate each one. Agree or disagree with my grades? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
J. Ellsbury, OF
Edes: Entering door marked "prime." Grade: A-
D. Pedroia, 2B
Edes: Knee oiled, bat ignited.
A. Gonzalez, 1B
Edes: He has been crazy good.
K. Youkilis, 3B
Edes: Bang-up despite banged up. Grade: A-
David Ortiz, DH
Edes: Turn back the clock, indeed. Grade: A
C. Crawford, LF
Edes: .275 OBP? Are you kidding? Grade: D+
J.D. Drew, OF
Edes: Slippage has been dramatic. Grade: D
J. Saltala., C
Edes: Chance for patience rewarded. Grade: C+
Edes: The Captain overachieves. Grade: C+
Jed Lowrie, SS
Edes: Injuries mar strong start. Grade: B-
M. Scutaro, SS
Edes: Lost his job, showing slippage lately. Grade: C
J. Reddick, OF
Edes: Primed to jump off Pawtucket shuttle. Grade: B
D. McDonald, OF
Edes: Not the guy we saw last year. Grade: F
D. Sutton, IF
Edes: Has done what's been asked. Grade: B-
Y. Navarro, IF
Edes: Kid could end up at short. Grade: Inc.
J. Beckett, SP
Edes: His place card reads "ace" again. Grade: A
Jon Lester, SP
Edes: Throw out May, he's an A. Grade: B
C. Buchholz, SP
Edes: Back issue now a major worry. Grade: B-
John Lackey, SP
Edes: Disaster of epic proportions. Grade: F
T. Wakefield, SP
Edes: He's up, he's down, he's eternal. Grade: C+
A. Miller, SP
Edes: Lester out, Miller's importance grows. Grade: Inc.
J. Papelbon, RP
Edes: More K's, fewer walks, one BS. Grade: A-
Daniel Bard, RP
Edes: WHIP it (0.816) good. Grade: A
Matt Albers, RP
Edes: Unsung star in a key role. Grade: B+
D. Wheeler, RP
Edes: Encouraging signs after slow start. Grade: C
A. Aceves, P
Edes: Starts, relieves, competes. Grade: C
F. Morales, RP
Edes: Could become sleeper. Grade: Inc.
Bobby Jenks, RP
Edes: Hurt and ineffective.
Edes: Held firm during slow start. Grade: A
Edes: AGon a coup, others not so much. Grade: B
- Patriots Power Play
- Akiem Hicks' size -- 6-foot-5 and 324 pounds -- and power give the Pats a force between the tackles, but his success depends on how he adjusts to the system.