Re: Boras on Drew
posted at 11/15/2013 8:58 PM EST
In response to georom4's comment:
You can bash Drew for finishing 18th in PAs among SSs, but Drew's regular season viewed in the context of other SSs was pretty impressive. Top 5? Maybe not, but pretty close...
lol Top 5 the guy barely hit his weight all year and was pretty much a liability throughout the playoffs...dont get me wrong i would resign him for about 8 a yr but Boras is nuts....
(29 SSs with 350+ PAs)
18th in PAs at 501
16th in BA .253
7th in HRs 13
5th in 2B+3B at 37
5th in RBI 67
6th wOBA .337
8th wRC+ 109
8th OBP at .333
5th in SLG at .443
6th in OPS at .777 (less than .010 from 3rd place)
7th in value at $16.9M
Now, when you factor in that several of the above stats are cumulative with more and more PAs, when Drew was hitting, he was very near to a top 5 offensive SS in 2013.
Not many SSs were near the top in all these categories.
E Cabrera, Segura, Hardy or Mercer? Probably not.
I'd put Drew about #6 on offense.
Of all the 9 SSs listed above, only Tulo had a better UZR/150. Hardy is 7th and Peralta 12th out of 21 who qualified.
Out of the 30 SSs with 600+ innings at SS, here's where the top hitting (by OPS) SSs rank:
OPS UZR/150 rank and score
1) Tulo .931 1st (23.9)
2) Peralta .815 12th (+4.8)
3) Lowrie .791 26th (-9.2)
4) Desmond .784 14th (+4.4)
5) Reyes .780 25th ( -8.0)
6) Drew .777 8th (+6.7)
7) Segura .752 19th (-1.1)
8) Hardy .738 9th (+6.1)
9) E Cabrera .736 20th -1.7
10) Iglesias .735 8th* out of 33 at (+8.0)
*not a top 30 SS by innings.
MLB SS 2013 average: .254/.308/.367/.675
Drew: .253/.333/.443/.777 (+.102 in OPS)
wOBA .298 Drew: .337
wRC+ 85 Drew: 109