Sunday, February 12, 2006

Average Range Rank for Center Fielders

Now for the center fielders. The table below lists the 27 players who played at least 600 innings in center field in 2005. Nook Logan had the best Average Range Rank (5.0) in baseball. His ranks varied from 1st (Gassko) to 8th (zone rating). Other top center fielders were Luis Matos (5.0) and Brady Clark (6.0). The worst ARR belonged to Ken Griffey (25.3).


Table: Average Rank Rank for center fielders in 2005


Player

Team

Innings

Best Rank

Worst Rank

ARR

Logan

Det

874

1

8

5.0

Matos

Bal

990

3

9

5.8

Clark

Mil

1275

4

10

6.0

Reed

Sea

1150

1

14

6.5

Matthews

Tex

846

4

9

7.0

Rowand

CWS

1368

2

13

7.3

Edmonds

StL

1153

2

15

7.8

Wilkerson

Was

759

6

15

11.3

Damon

Bos

1225

3

19

11.5

Beltran

NYM

1289

11

13

12.0

DeJesus

KC

1005

3

22

12.0

Sizemore

Cle

1370

6

19

12.5

Bradley

LAD

628

6

20

13.3

Jones

Atl

1366

1

20

13.3

Hollins

TB

619

2

21

13.8

Patterson

ChC

987

8

26

15.0

Lofton

Phi

741

5

23

15.3

Taveras

Hou

1254

8

23

15.3

Hunter

Min

813

11

21

16.0

Wells

Tor

1358

4

23

16.5

Finley

LAA

896

10

25

19.3

Sullivan

Col

618

14

25

20.3

Roberts

SD

901

18

25

21.5

Pierre

Fla

1383

15

27

21.8

Kotsay

Oak

1184

18

26

22.8

Williams

NYY

863

22

26

24.5

Griffey

Cin

1066

20

27

25.3

3 comments:

  1. I'm surprised that Tori Hunter is as far down as he is because I am making the assumption he's really great in CF. Is range to narrow an element to judge a CF by or is Hunter just more average overall than I thought.

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  2. Wasn't Hunter injured for much of last year? Perhaps it held him back some.

    That said, once you've got a defensive rep, you rarely lose it even as your skills deteriorate. See Palmiero, Rafael.

    Go Nookster! Very impressive. A nice fifth outfielder, I think, or perhaps a nice piece in trade to some defense obsessed team. (Too bad LaRussa and Cox already have guys high on the list...they'd be my prime targets.)

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  3. I think anonymous may have answered the question. Hunter may have had a bad season due to health reasons. He also may not be as good as he was a few years ago. According to range factor and the BP rate stat, he was much better a few years ago than he has been the last couple of seasons. I think it is true that you never lose your defensive rep and that's because there are not any mainstream defensive stats which measure changes in performance.

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