Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Average Fielding Ranks for Second Basemen in 2006

In an earlier post, I introduced my system for combining fielding metrics. I rank players at each position on 4 fielding evaluation systems (ZR, PMR, DFT and Fielding Bible Awards) and arrive at an Average Fielding Rank (AFR). Today, I'll look at how the second basemen rank. Other positions can be found at the links below:

C 1B 3B SS LF CF RF

The Table below ranks major League Second basemen with 600 or more innings in 2006. The top second baseman was Aaron Hill with an AFR of 2.25 and no rank lower than 4th. Jamey Carroll was next with an AFR of 3.25 and Jose Valentin finished third at 5.75. Jorge Cantu, who tailed off offensively this year, finished last in AFR at 25.00.

Placido Polanco finished with a strong average ranking of 8.00. His ranks ranged from 2nd (zone rating) to 11th (PMR and DFT).


Table 1: Average Fielding Ranks for Second basemen in 2006


Player

Team

GP

Innings

Best Rank

Worst Rank

Avg

Hill

Tor

112

912

1

4

2.25

Carroll

Col

109

895

1

6

3.25

Valentin

NYM

94

782

3

10

5.75

Grudzielanek

KC

132

1111

3

9

6.00

Ellis

Oak

123

1070

2

13

7.00

Hudson

Ari

157

1349

1

21

7.00

Polanco

Det

108

943

2

11

8.00

Utley

Phi

156

1367

3

21

10.25

Roberts

Bal

137

1168

5

16

10.75

Cano

NYY

118

1009

4

20

11.00

Castillo

Min

142

1239

9

18

13.25

Uggla

Fla

151

1304

6

22

14.25

Barfield

SD

147

1259

9

20

15.25

Iguchi

CWS

136

1209

10

24

15.25

Kennedy

LAA

133

1141

7

20

15.50

Lopez

Sea

150

1322

8

28

15.75

Phillips

Cin

142

1216

11

27

16.00

Kinsler

Tex

119

1032

16

20

17.75

Biggio

Hou

129

1062

8

24

18.25

Miles

StL

88

650

13

24

18.75

Giles

Atl

134

1150

11

25

19.00

Kent

LA

108

888

7

26

19.00

Belliard

Cle/StL

145

1216

14

27

19.50

Loretta

Bos

138

1172

12

25

19.50

Durham

SF

133

1139

18

24

20.75

Castillo

Pit

145

1235

13

29

21.50

Vidro

Was

107

902

16

28

22.00

Weeks

Mil

92

794

20

27

23.25

Cantu

TB

103

899

20

29

25.00

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