Meet the 2011 Red Sox
Projected lineupLF Carl Crawford
Fast fact: Crawford is the eighth player since 1900 to reach 100 homers, 100 triples, and 400 stolen bases, joining a group that includes Hall of Famers Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker. Crawford was the youngest to reach those plateaus.
Lowdown: One of the most exciting players in baseball, Crawford hit a career-best 19 home runs last season and showed continued improvement in his on-base skills, one of the reasons he was signed to a seven-year, $142 million deal. During the season, keep a mental tally of runs he saves defensively.