In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment:
Great work, mef. Pretty interesting that the good hit bad field guys are so much higher in WAR.
it certainly looks that way, although in some cases the All glove-no bat guys are pretty close in WAR (2012, 2010) and even one instance (2008) where the all-glove SS beat out the all-bat SS in WAR. I really think this shows that you can go either way with it. Although given the choice it seems an all-bat SS is more valuable than the opposite..
This also shows why we should keep XB at SS as long as he can give us "Meh" defense. People have been comparing XBs game to HanRam. It is clear that an elite offensive SS is valued more than an elite defensive SS (by ~8 wins over the time period) So if XB can give us elite offensive numbers from the SS position then he will be much more valuable than our resident Elite defender (Iggy).
@Ali, this is not me saying Drew will be a fine SS (if it was, i would have said it) I just included his numbers because he is our current SS and i figured people would want to see where he ranks among other SSs (15th among SSs in WAR over the past 5 years. which outranks all but 1 elite defending SSs). It is also why i included the numbers from the WAR leader so people have some sort of comparison..