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Monday, September 09, 2013
If this is anyone but Jayson Stark, you’re stealing my bit!
5. The amazing Joey Votto couldn’t repeat his absurd 2010 season, in which he did not pop out the entire year. Instead, the slacker has popped out once, according to FanGraphs, like he did in 2011 and 2012. The Cincinnati first baseman has 12 pop outs in his 3,117-at-bat career. This season alone, 61 players have popped out more times than Votto has over the last seven years….
7. Yes, Yankees utilityman Eduardo Nunez may be the worst shortstop since defensive metrics arrived about a decade ago. Three shortstops have worse DRS scores than Nunez’s -26: ‘05 Michael Young (-32), ‘09 Orlando Cabrera (-29) and ‘07 Hanley Ramirez (-28). All three played more than 1,300 innings. Nunez has racked up his -26 in all of 581 1/3.
Nunez struggles worst with plays inside the shortstop zone. Of the 165 there this season, he has converted just 97 into outs. That’s 58.8 percent. The previous low for a player with at least 500 innings was Yuniesky Betancourt at 70.6 percent. When anybody is worse than Yuniesky Betancourt at anything in the field, it is the greatest evidence yet that end of days is nigh.
Posted: September 09, 2013 at 11:29 AM | 0 comment(s)
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