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.**

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**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.**

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**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**

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**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.**

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**The RngR factor differential is even more shocking:**

**Drew: -35.1**

**Iggy: + 4.8**

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