Monday, January 31, 2011

Ranking NL East Shortstops

It is a long running tradition that the best athlete of the infield stakes claim to shortstop, so let's check out the Carl Lewises of the NL East.

1. Florida Marlins
Hanely Ramirez
.300/.853, 92 R, 28 2B, 21 HR, 76 RBI, 32 SB, 3.5 WAR. This former Rookie of the Year and member of 3 straight All-Star squads had a down year by his standards, but remains one of MLB's elite SS. Has been accused of having an attitude problem and being immature at times. He's just one season removed from the NL batting title (.342 AVG in '09).

2. New York Mets/Jose Reyes (27)
.282/.749, 83 R, 29 2B, 10 3B, 11 HR, 54 RBI, 30 SB, 2.2 WAR. A great athlete that seemed to peak at age 23. Is a 5 tool player, but continually disappoints. Not to mention his on-field and dugout shenanigans are a disgrace. Just play the damn game!

3. Philadelphia Phillies/Jimmy Rollins (32)
.243/.694, 48 R, 16 2B, 8 HR, 41 RBI, 17 SB, 1.7 WAR. In the final year of his contract, J-Roll has a lot to prove. He has his doubters out there that think his tank is running dry and that his health issue and poor offensive output will continue. However, this fan is expecting a bounce back performance.

4. Atlanta Braves/Alex Gonzalez (33)
.250/.744, 74 R, 42 2B, 23 HR, 88 RBI, .9 WAR with Braves (split season in Toronto). Makes routine plays and has power, but not going to get much other than that.

5. Washington Nationals/Ian Desmond (25)
.269/.700, 59 R, 27 2B, 10 HR, 65 RBI, 17 SB, .6 WAR. Great range but erratic on the field, leading to 34 errors. Has 15 HR/20 SB potential.


GM-Carson said...

Bea Arthur has the early lead the HoF voting, but Myers isn't too far behind.

SirAlden said...

*ahhhhhhhhh CHOOOO!*

Desmond should be #4 but all the rest is Spot On GM-Carson!

GM-Carson said...

Sir Alden- I mean this in all honesty...glad to have you back!

Desmond has a chance at being a very good shortstop, but he has to hone his skills before making that leap.

GM-Carson said...

Greg Dobbs signed a minor league contract with the Marlins. He's horrible, but so is the Fish's bench.

ripjgarcia said...

Dobbs and Wes Helms can platoon at third.. That would be awesome.

Bob D said...

All of these guys are really good. Desmond has the chance to become a star.

Anonymous said...

Reyes a disgrace?!? if thats what you call having fun, you sound like haters at the ugly table at the prom.

GM-Carson said...

I know Mets fans think it's having "fun", but Reyes is really fucking annoying.

Just like I know Victorino annoys the piss outta Mets fans. Same difference.