Latest Update Stephen Drew is finding his groove Mon Jul, 21, 11:00 PM
A natural with an uncanny baseball IQ, he has an ideal mix of patience, power, speed and skill at the plate. Can also be very good with the glove. Makes the game look effortless.
Flaws: : Is injury-prone, which contributes to streakiness. Despite his elite tools, he hasn't shown enough progression at the major-league level. Sometimes appears to lack intensity.
Drew joined Boston's home run parade Monday night, blasting off for his third home run of the season (114 PA). He's 7 for his last 17 with 7 runs and 4 rbi. His strikeout-walk rate is 11/8 over that period as well. The bad news is that even with the hot streak, he's still only hitting .175.Analyst: Spencer Silva
After missing a week's worth of action due to an oblique injury, Drew is finally healthy enough to take over the reigns at shortstop on Sunday. Although he will be the team's primary shortstop moving forward, don't expect him to play every day in the beginning to prevent further damage to his newly healed midsection. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Drew has been working out prior to games but it was odd that the Red Sox didn't discuss the results of his MRI. Now that we know he's playing, or at least supposed to, we can move forward and not have to worry about a stint on the disabled list. If he plays Sunday then he should be fine to use for next week.Analyst: Howard Bender
All is dependent on his oblique and how it respond in pregame workouts. If he is not placed on the DL, he will be available off the bench today.Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson