After each series, we'll be taking stock in each player's...and maybe manager's...performance. If we like what we see, we're buyin'. If we don't, we're sellin'. Or maybe we'll just hold onto our stock until we see more next series.
Adrian Gonzalez: This guy is so damn awesome. A .500 (7/14) series, with a home run and 2 RBI. Gonzo is tied with Jose Reyes for best average in the majors at .354, first in hits with 128, first in doubles with 29, and tied for second in OPS with 1.006. I believe Jesus has returned in the form of Adrian Gonzalez.
Dustin Pedroia: Is this is description of raking? Three homers in 4 games, a .412 average, and 5 RBI. Yeah, the laser show is back.
Josh Reddick: The Red Sox could not ask for more from Josh Reddick. Reddick batted .417 (5/12), with a home run, double, triple, and 5 RBI against the birds. In 23 games with Boston, Reddick has a .393 average, 2 homers, 15 RBI, and a 1.101 OPS.
Jacoby Ellsbury: Ells looks like he is trying to make a run for top batting average on the team. Jacoby went .438 average in the series with a home run and 4 RBI. His .316 season average is good for 10th in the majors and tops among MLB center fielders.
David Ortiz: Mainly because the fight (landed punches would have made it better), and his .400 batting average. Ortiz hit a home run in each of the first two games of the series and had a total of 6 RBI in the series. Big Papi is back above .300 and is getting back into the home run mode.
Kevin Youkilis: Like the rest of the group, Youk had a homer in the series and boosted his average, going 7/17 (.412) and 5 RBI. He almost made it to .300 by the All-Star break, standing at .285, and an OPS of .911. Expect a huge second half from Youk.
It might have been easier to just say buy batters 1-6.