In response to moonslav59's comment:
Sox offense (OPS) by position as compared to the rest of the AL:
C- 4th at .770 (median .688) +.082
1B- 3rd at .842 (median .759) +.083
2B- 3rd at .826 (median .671) +.155
3B- 7th at .735 (median .681) +.054
SS- 2nd at .787 (median .662) +.125
LF- 3rd at .803 (median .725) +.078
CF- 5th at .762 (median .716) +.046
RF- 4th at .781 (median .722) +.059
DH- 1st at .994 (median .736) +.258
Those are great stats Moon, in the top half at every position and well above the median average at every position. Third is the biggest surprise although Iggy's phenomenol start probably puts us above average there. For all the Salty and Napoli bashers this is some eye-opening info. It also points out just how outstanding our DH has been! And our middle infielders have not been too shabby either. The most important stat of all is that these all add up to a first-place team!
Thanks for the research. I'm not a sabermetrics guy; not that I don't believe in them because I do, but more old-school, trust what I see kind of guy, (not to mention too lazy to do the research myself;)) but I don't thank you and a few of the others on here enough for providing all this data.