Saturday, January 17, 2009

Ranking the right fielders - 2008

This is the seventh part of my series on fielding in 2008. The table of contents for the rest of the series is listed below:

Intro to series and ranking of first basemen
Second basemen
Third basemen
Shortstop

Left fielders
Center fielders

Adding Arms to the outfield

Today, I'll look at fielding statistics for right fielders in 2008. For now, we'll just look at the range stats for the outfielders. I'll pass on the arm ratings as they become available. These are the range measures:

They are discussed in detail in the Fielding Glossary.

Table 1 lists the right fielders with over 700 innings. The results are highlighted below:

The good: Franklin Gutierrez (+29 runs saved above average per 15o games overall) was the run away winner finishing at or near the top on every system. Next in line were Alex Rios (+16) and Randy Winn (+15)

The bad: Brad Hawpe (-30) had the worst aggregate range score in all of baseball in 2008. He rated very poorly by every system.

The Tiger: Magglio Ordonez (-11) had below average range by every system.

The disagreements: There was quite a bit of disagreement among the systems for right fielders. For example, Jeremy Hermida was +13 on zone rating but -15 on revised zone rating. J.D. Drew fell anywhere from -13 on ZR to +17 on UZR.

Table 1: Range statistics for center fielders in 2008

Player

Team

Inn

ZR

RZR

PMR

+/-

UZR

Fans

ARS

Gutierrez

Cle

763

31

33

25

43

28

17

29

Rios

Tor

820

1

22

19

21

28

6

16

Winn

SF

1,108

3

21

18

18

19

8

15

Fukudome

ChC

1,103

5

29

6

N/A

13

14

13

Kearns

Was

734

8

9

12

N/A

23

6

11

Giles

SD

1,263

12

15

4

18

10

1

10

Suzuki

Sea

788

2

24

5

17

-0

N/A

9

Gross

Mil/TB

768

13

6

1

N/A

16

-0

7

Church

NYM

724

3

16

-2

17

1

7

7

Drew

Bos

886

-13

9

1

N/A

17

7

4

Markakis

Bal

1,367

-5

-6

0

10

3

13

3

Teahen

KC

756

7

-6

5

N/A

-5

-3

-0

Hart

Mil

1,376

0

-5

-1

N/A

-1

4

-1

Upton

Ari

860

-12

4

8

N/A

-5

1

-1

Pence

Hou

1,366

-5

1

-7

N/A

1

4

-1

Hermida

Fla

1,092

13

-15

3

N/A

-3

-14

-3

Francoeur

Atl

1,328

-8

7

5

-14

-7

-4

-4

Ludwick

StL

962

-0

-4

-9

N/A

-4

-5

-4

Nady

NYY/Pit

763

-1

-19

-12

N/A

1

-6

-7

Guerrero

LAA

839

-3

-6

-9

N/A

-10

-13

-8

Ethier

LA

881

2

-19

-8

-22

-9

4

-8

Ordonez

Det

1,144

-4

-21

-9

N/A

-8

-11

-11

Dye

CWS

1,312

-12

-4

-10

-15

-16

-11

-11

Abreu

NYY

1,310

-24

-0

-12

-21

-26

-8

-15

Griffey Jr.

CWS/Cin

763

3

-30

-13

-25

-24

-15

-18

Hawpe

Col

1,172

-33

-24

-25

-35

-48

-13

-30

1 comment:

  1. giantsrainmanJanuary 17, 2009

    Thanks for all your hard work. Since these still tend to disagree so much I think your down and dirty averaging of these is by far the best way to get a true unbiased view of the defensive performance of these players.

    ReplyDelete

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