Really? Jody Gerut is the starting catcher on the team with the 2nd best ERA and poised for the best record in his league? For all that wonderful 327 BA Pedroia has, he has a whopping 4 point advantge in OPS+, which most baseball experts agree, is the best tool to measure a hitter, all around. Soto is absolutely as viable a candidate as Pedroia, IMO. Both are viable candidates. Now you can go back to defending every Boston athlete as if he is a sure-fire hall of famer.