Fun with UZR

DMZ · December 7, 2008 at 10:27 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Following up on the previous post.

Worst UZRs! I sorted qualified, reverse on UZR…
A couple of outfielders, including Nate McLouth (didn’t he win…) and then bam! Betancourt is the worst infielder. Two notches down, Ibanez is not far behind on the overall leaderboard. Then Jose Lopez is below average, and Beltre’s about the tenth-best fielder.


10 Responses to “Fun with UZR”

  1. greymstreet on December 7th, 2008 10:37 pm

    I’m not sure how you can call that fun… fun would be finding out Yuni isn’t actually a cinnamon bun

  2. Milendriel on December 7th, 2008 10:48 pm

    SSS fun: Fernando Perez looks pretty awesome. I wonder if he could be had in trade.

  3. TokyoFan on December 7th, 2008 11:04 pm

    There are some surprising names in the horror list. Rowand, Granderson, Young…

  4. Benne on December 7th, 2008 11:49 pm

    In other “preaching to the choir” news, Michael Young’s clutchy Gold Glove defense was worth -3.9 runs in ’08. Yeah, Michael Young is bad.

  5. EnglishMariner on December 8th, 2008 4:56 am

    Why is Brad Hawpe allowed to wear a glove on a baseball field?

    Also, is the Green Monster messing with Bay’s stats? Because that’s a really serious downgrade from even Manny.

    And I am surprised with Granderson’s poor showing, a guy with his speed should in theory be good in centre.

  6. Sneekes on December 8th, 2008 5:28 am

    with my glass half full…

    Lopez isn’t actually that bad at second. With as many problems as the Mariners have, and as long as he’s hitting – it’s not really an issue.

    Fukudome’s D is better than I thought (I’ve not seen a lot of him). And Bill James projects some offensive improvement in 2009. A ‘bad contract’ swap for him would certainly get my vote.

  7. joser on December 8th, 2008 9:49 am

    I wonder if UZR just has problems with the Green Monster, period. It’s not the players, it’s the evaluation.

  8. philosofool on December 8th, 2008 9:51 am

    English Mariner

    Also, is the Green Monster messing with Bay’s stats? Because that’s a really serious downgrade from even Manny.

    Probably this is partly a small sample issue. Second, the green monster probably does do some things to Bay, especially since he’s unfamiliar with playing in that field, which is obviously a weird one. Finally, Bay has knee problems. It wouldn’t be shocking to find out that the guy has lost a lot of range.

  9. skyking162 on December 8th, 2008 10:41 am

    I believe UZR is park-adjusted. And Bay was -7 runs with the Pirates (-10 per 150) this year. And -11 overall last year. He was average the year before and +8 runs the year before that. All from BIS UZR.

  10. Mere Tantalisers on December 8th, 2008 1:22 pm

    The most interesting thing I’ve found so far is that EVERY major league team is within 10 runs/150 of being average. Which seems like it’s gotta be wrong.

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