Since we're at the halfway point of the season, the brain trust at Ted's Army decided we'd give out grades for the Red Sox players. Crazy idea, huh? When I first brought up, I said, "I want to be revolutionary, I hope everyone will be able to handle it."
I think we were off to a good start, and our readers seemed to handle it well. Here is what we think about the outfield:
1. CF Jacoby Ellsbury
He is having the best season of his career thus far. His first All-Star selection, 2nd on the team in batting average (min.100 AB) with .316, and tops in the AL in steals with 28. The most home runs Jacoby has hit in a season before 2011 is 9, he has 11 this season. On the defensive side, Ellsbury has no errors and is tied for 10th in the AL among outfielders with 5 assists.
I'm sure glad his ribs healed well, so I in appreciation, I sent him a plate of some.