A closer Look at Iggy's 2012 MLB Season

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    A closer Look at Iggy's 2012 MLB Season

    Iggy's offense has been discussed at great length on this site. He certainly struggled this year in a small sample size (77 PA & .118 BA/.200 OBP), but on defense, he was even better than advertised.

    Among the 59 MLB players with over 190 innings at SS, Iggy placed first in UZR/150. (Warning: UZR/150 is a metric that is supposed to be viewed in 2-3 season sample sizes, so 193 innings is a tiny sample size.)

    UZR/150

    1) Iggy        49.8

    2) Simmons     31.6  (ATL)

    3) Espinosa      24.8  (WASH)

    4) Kozma         18.6  (STL)

    5) Ryan            17.1

    6) Barnes         15.3

    7) Peralta         11.7 (DET)

    8) Ransom        11.3

    9) Hardy           10.1 (BAL)

    10) Pennington 10.1 (OAK)

    11) Crawford     9.7  (SFG)

    13) Andrus         9.1 (TEX)

    14) Cozart         9.0 (CIN)

    15) Janish          6.9 (ATL)

    16) Desmond     6.5 (WASH)

    18) Aviles          6.3

    28) Scutaro        1.3

    30) Lowrie        -0.2

    52) Jeter -16.4 (NYY)

     

    Notice all the playoff teams with top fielding SSs.

    Only the Yanks and STL have a team UZR/150 at SS below average. The other 8 ate top 15. (Overall the Sox ranked 3rd at +12.1)

    Baseball Reference has Iggys worth 9 runs on defense in just 23 games (about 21.5 for 9 innings games). Pro-rated, that would amount to about 62-68 runs over a full season!

     

     
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    Re: A closer Look at Iggy's 2012 MLB Season

      This kid is a keeper.....  The next manager will understand his value to a pitching staff that is being rebuilt on the fly !!!

     
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    Re: A closer Look at Iggy's 2012 MLB Season

    No one will deny that his defense will save runs. But the difference is all those SS can hit. Hopefully Jose will learn to also.

     
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    Re: A closer Look at Iggy's 2012 MLB Season

    Bill, I'm not so sure that upper management understands the true value of a great fielding SS.

     
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    Re: A closer Look at Iggy's 2012 MLB Season

    In response to stan17's comment:
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    No one will deny that his defense will save runs. But the difference is all those SS can hit. Hopefully Jose will learn to also.

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    You do realize that 14 teams had a SS BA of .250 or lower, right?

    10 under .240.

    4 under .228.

    Oakland .213.

    Seattle .195.

    5 of the bottom 10 teams in SS BA made the playoffs this year:

    Oak, Atl, Cincy, Bal, and Detroit

     

     
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    Re: A closer Look at Iggy's 2012 MLB Season

    In response to moonslav59's comment:
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    In response to stan17's comment:
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    No one will deny that his defense will save runs. But the difference is all those SS can hit. Hopefully Jose will learn to also.

    [/QUOTE]


    You do realize that 14 teams had a SS BA of .250 or lower, right?

    10 under .240.

    4 under .228.

    Oakland .213.

    Seattle .195.

    5 of the bottom 10 teams in SS BA made the playoffs this year:

    Oak, Atl, Cincy, Bal, and Detroit

     

    [/QUOTE]   Great post, Mr.MOON  !!!!


     
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