Re: 5 Sox prospects on BA Top 100
posted at 2/28/2013 9:23 PM EST
I think Iglesias turns the corner this year - he's added 9 lbs of muscle, and it won't take much offense to make him a better candidate than Drew at SS. I say he's the first to play himself into a position.
Here's a list of the best to worst 33 SSs in MLB since 2003 by UZR/150 with over 5000 innings at SS:
Everett, Hardy, Vizquel, Andrus, A Ram, Izturus, Wilson, Rollins, Gonzo, Tulo, Uribe, O Cab, Y Escobar, Bartlett, Crosby, J Reyes, Aybar, Renteria, Lugo, Guzman, Peralta, Tejada, Clayton, Scutaro, Furcal, K Green, Eckstein,
Stephen Drew is #28
Jeter is #29
Berroa is #30, Y Betancourt-31, HanRam-32, and M Young-33.
If we set the innings at , then we can get to exactly 30 SSs, and these guys come off the list: E Andrus, B Crosby, and R Clayton.
That would make Drew the 25th out of 30 SSs.
Here's the worst range SSs since 2003 (as based on fangraph's RngR factor):
Out of 33 SSs with 5000+ innings at SS
33 Jeter -92.5
32 Young -67.8
31 Betancourt -43.6
30 S Drew -35.1
29 Peralta -34.8
28 HanRam -31.4
I think the defensive differential between Iggy and Drew could be astronomical in terms of UZR/150.
Small sample size, but Iggy is +41.5 and Drew is -4.6.
The RngR factor differential is even more shocking:
Iggy: + 4.8