In an era where second basemen are becoming one of the most key roles on a team, one stand out, kind of. Generously listed as 5' 9" in the Boston Red Sox media guide, Pedroia is more around the likes of 5' 6". Despite his size, Pedroia has made himself a household name in little. With about two full seasons in the majors under his belt, the Red Sox second basemen has already accomplished what many players haven't in their entire careers. Characteristically a slow starter, many wondered why Pedroia wasn't back in the minors yet after a slump tp start the '07 season. Then, Pedroia turned it on, in Pedroia-stlye he became one of the toughest outs in baseball, finishing the season with a .317 batting average and winning the AL Rookie of the Year honors. In only two seasons as a starter the ROY award is the least of Pedroia's accomplishments, in '07 Pedroia also was a key contributer in the Red Sox World Series run that ended with a sweep of the Rockies. In the '08 season, after another slow start, Pedroia swept away any thoughts of a sophmore slump by being even better than the previous season. Pedroia put up ridiculous offensive stats, a .326 average (213 hits and 54 doubles,) 118 runs scored, and 20 stolen bases while only being caught once. Pedroia ended the season adding to his mantle, a starting All-Star, a Silver Slugger, a Gold Glove, and, oh yeah, the AL MVP award. All of this by a guy who's shorter than almost everyone on the field with him and only 25 years old. Pedroia is also a very versatile when it came to placement in the lineup, batting leadoff, 2nd, and cleanup, doing well in all of them. Pedroia can do just about everything, he has some pop in his bat (17 homers last year,) a slick fielder, and a Class-A trash talker. With a good 10 years ahead of him, if he stays healthy, Pedroia is on pace to become one of the best second baseman in baseball history. Showing the world that size really doesn't matter, the All-Star second baseman can't help but stay in the spotlight, even if it may be hard to find him.