Saturday, January 07, 2012

2011 NL East Shortstop Rankings

The ranking of each position in the NL East from the 2011 season continues today with the only spot remaining in the infield yet to be analyzed- the shortstops.

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

2011 NL East Shortstop Rankings:
1. Jose Reyes/Mets .337/.877, 101 R, 31 DBL, 16 TRPL, 7 HR, 44 RBI, 39 SB, 6.2 OWAR.

2. Jimmy Rollins/Phillies .268/.736, 87 R, 22 DBL, 16 HR, 63 RBI, 30 SB, 3.0 OWAR.

3. Hanley Ramirez/Marlins .243/.712, 55 R, 26 XBH, 45 RBI, 20 SB, 1.3 OWAR.

4. Alex Gonzalez/Braves .241/.642, 59 R, 27 DBL, 15 HR, 56 RBI, 0.2 OWAR.

5. Ian Desmond/Nationals .253/.656, 65 R, 40 XBH, 49 RBI, 25 SB, 1.6 OWAR.

Notes- Reyes is an injury risk, but there is no mistaking his game changing ability when he's on the field. He moves to Miami now with Han-Ram scooting over to 3rd base. Ramirez was a poor defender at SS, so the switch to 3rd might actually help him in regards to range. Gonzalez ranked above Desmond because Gonzalez is great on defense and Desmond is an error machine (57 E over past 2 seasons), however he is no longer in Atlanta as Tyler Pastornicky takes over SS. Rollins remains a solid all-around threat.

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