Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Average Range Rank for Left Fielders

For my last installment of Average Rank Rank, I present the left fielders. The 24 left fielders with 600 or more innings in 2005 are listed in the table below. There are no Tigers on the list as the position was split between Monroe (who qualified in right field), White, Young and others. Baseball’s leader was Coco Crisp (2.5). Miguel Cabrera (22.8) was at the bottom of the list.

This concludes, for now, my discussion of Average Range Rank. Measurement of fielding range will continue to be a favorite topic of mine in the future as it is still one of the hot sabermetric topics of the day. For the next several days, however, I’ll be getting warmed up for Spring training by writing a position by position preview of what to look for in Lakeland this March.


Average Range Rank: left fielders in 2005


Player

Team

Innings

Best Rank

Worst Rank

ARR

Crisp

Cle

1200

2

4

2.5

Johnson

Atl

648

1

8

3.3

Crawford

TB

1247

2

5

3.5

Podsednik

CWS

1062

3

7

5.0

Winn

Sea

796

1

11

5.5

Mench

Tex

978

6

9

7.5

Holliday

Col

1050

3

11

7.8

Floyd

NYM

1264

6

11

8.5

Burke

Hou

634

1

21

10.3

Gonzalez

Ari

1318

5

20

11.5

Bay

Pit

1186

6

16

12.0

Stewart

Min

1107

7

20

12.5

Matsui

NYY

977

9

22

13.0

Lee

Mil

1404

12

18

14.3

Feliz

SF

616

14

15

14.5

Dunn

Cin

1091

8

18

14.8

Klesko

SD

927

12

20

15.3

Catalanotto

Tor

761

15

17

16.3

Anderson

LAA

920

14

21

18.0

Burrell

Phi

1297

10

23

18.5

Long

KC

794

18

22

19.5

Sanders

StL

636

18

24

21.3

Ramirez

Bos

1225

19

24

22.3

Cabrera

Fla

1106

21

24

22.8

2 comments:

  1. Interesting to see Matsui so low given that they like to play him in center sometimes. Also noteworthy to me was Crawford...he's got the rep of underperforming defensively. Apparently even underperforming he's pretty damned good.

    Really enjoyed these defensive analyses. I think you've got a good system, using all the metrics available, thus minimizing the weaknesses of any one individually.

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  2. I agree there were some surprises. I think sometimes guys like Logan and Crawford look awkward out there but then their speed allows them to recover and make the plays. Other guys may look good because they are fundamentally sound but don't get to as many balls as people think.

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