Because it amazes me how many people complain about Jackie Bradley Jr. not doing enough offensively yet still think Stephen Drew is an asset because of what he brings defensively I had to write this post.
Now when it comes to defense Bradley has been flawless. In addition to making no mistakes in the outfield, he leads all MLB outfielders with four double plays this season. In 601 innings he has 185 putouts and 8 assists.
Now I do have to give Drew credit for his excellent fielding. However it is really hard to look at his offensive stats and come up with anything positive. I guess the good news is that at Fenway he is hitting .385. Unfortunately, that means he is hitting .040 on the road.