2011: 86 games, .252 BA, .317 OBP, .396 SLG, 5 HR, 45 RBI
2012 projection: 134 games, .264 BA, 332 OBP, .429 SLG, 13 HR, 61 RBI
2012: 79 games, .223 BA, .309 OBP, .348 SLG, 7 HR, 28 RBI
2013 projection: 118 games, .252 BA, .325 OBP, .411 SLG, 11 HR, 48 RBI
I'm sure you all remember Stephen Drew's brother JD, or, as I liked to refer to him, No-Feelings Drew. As you can see by the unabashed exuberance displayed in the photo above, Stephen Drew is very different from his brother - at least in temperament.
Drew has struggled with injuries the last two years, but when he's on the field he's a relatively consistant shortstop - better at the plate than Jose Iglesias, even if his glovework lacks the flash and brilliance of the "Red Sox shortstop of the future."
Make no mistake, this is a one-and-done deal, as Stephen Drew is represented by Scott Boras, and is due to become a free agent in 2014. Boras is either uniquely talented or incredibly lucky in getting great performances out of his clients in contract years - and I for one hope Stephen Drew's 2013 is no exception.