Monday, January 09, 2012

2011 NL East Left Field Rankings

The infielders of the NL East for the 2011 season have been ranked and now it's on to the outfield, with the least important defensive position on the field aside from pitcher being first on the docket, left field.

Stats- AVG/OPS, Runs, Doubles and Homeruns or Extra Base Hits, Runs Batted In, Stolen Bases, and Offensive Wins Above Replacement.

2011 NL East Left Field Rankings:
1. Logan Morrison/Marlins .247/.797, 54 R, 25 DBL, 23 HR, 72 RBI, 1.8 OWAR.

2. Jason Bay/Mets .245/.703, 59 R, 32 XBH, 57 RBI, 11 SB, 1.2 OWAR.

3. Laynce Nix/Nationals .250/.750, 38 R, 16 HR, 44 RBI, 0.8 OWAR.

4. Raul Ibanez/Phillies .245/.707, 65 R, 31 DBL, 20 HR, 84 RBI, 0.0 OWAR.

5. Martin Prado/Braves .260/.687, 66 R, 41 XBH, 57 RBI, 0.3 OWAR.

Notes- by far the weakest position in the division. Prado is the only one with positive fielding metrics; while Ibanez, Bay, and Morrison are horrible defenders. Not much offense here either, bunch of bottom of the lineup bats. Ibanez is gone and John Mayberry and Nix will platoon in Philly, so that should be an improvement. Morrison is a much better hitter than he indicated last season, look for a bounce back campaign in the .280/.840 range.


Preserve Jon said...

First look at the new layout...Ahh! My eyes, my eyes!!!

This will take some getting used to.

Keep up the good bloggin'

Jeremy said...

Congratulations to Barry Larkin on his HOF election.

Preserve Jon said...

Indeed, congrats to Mr. Larkin.

Well there you have it with 4 more full years at or above career average JRoll will be a HOFer. Only difference is in lifetime average, OPS and WAR.

Larking never approached 200 hits in a year.

GM-Carson said...

Bagwell got the shaft again. He belongs in the HoF.

SirAlden said...

Go J-Roll!

Vaporizer said...

The standing of each position in the NL China from this year's period carries on these days with the only area staying in the infield yet to be examined.

rslitman said...

Least important defensive position? With more righthanded hitters than lefthanded hitters, more hits are going to go to leftfield. Yes, having a strong arm is not as highly rated here, nor is having range, but you still have to catch up with those pulled fly balls that stay in the park. Incidentally, on the Red Sox, during the Williams, Yastrzemski, Jim Rice, Mike Greenwell years, left field was the prestigious outfield position because of the need to handle the "Green Monster".

GM-Carson said...

In my opinion the worst outfielders are stuck in LF, and it's the least important one on the field. Didn't say it wasn't important altogether. It just ranks below all the others.