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.