My Influential player on the Red Sox is Dustin Pedroia. He is the second baseman for the Boston Red Sox and has been since 2007. He was born August 17, 1983 in Woodland, CA and is 30 years old. He is 5’9″. Over the years he has had many awards like rookie of the year in 07, he won the gold glove award in 08,11, and 13. He was also the 2008 AL MVP. He has appeared in 4 allstars games 08,09,10 and 13. Overall he is a great player. He was always told he wasn’t good enough, but clearly he proved everyone wrong.