• A.L. Defensive Efficiency Leaders

    Posted by on August 17th, 2012 · Comments (4)

    Here are the leaders in the A.L. this season, to date, as of this morning:

    Tm #Fld R/G DefEff ▾ G Inn Ch E Fld% Rtot Rdrs
    SEA 36 3.98 .713 119 9630.0 4407 44 .990 10 36
    LAA 40 4.34 .707 119 9468.0 4433 72 .984 39 37
    CHW 41 4.12 .706 117 9471.0 4347 53 .988 45 -2
    OAK 46 3.79 .706 117 9576.0 4418 77 .983 30 15
    TBR 42 3.69 .701 118 9573.0 4468 84 .981 -18 27
    BOS 49 4.60 .699 119 9570.0 4516 66 .985 49 43
    TOR 51 4.83 .699 118 9504.0 4537 80 .982 66 68
    TEX 36 4.41 .696 117 9387.0 4286 63 .985 -9 -5
    LgAvg 41 4.42 .695 118 9495 4422 70 .984 5
    BAL 47 4.58 .691 118 9702.0 4573 90 .980 -6 -31
    CLE 42 5.19 .688 118 9435.0 4467 65 .985 -1 -21
    MIN 42 5.20 .686 117 9372.0 4491 74 .984 1 2
    NYY 39 4.09 .685 118 9450.0 4286 54 .987 -42 -20
    KCR 41 4.58 .677 117 9420.0 4399 78 .982 -37 -6
    DET 44 4.42 .672 118 9375.0 4284 73 .983 -56 -31
    578 4.42 .695 1650 132933.0 61912 973 .984 70
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 8/17/2012.

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    The Yankees need to do a better job at turning batted balls into outs.

    Comments on A.L. Defensive Efficiency Leaders

    1. MJ Recanati
      August 17th, 2012 | 9:59 am

      This is where the Yanks miss Brett Gardner the most. Having all those defensive innings with Raul Ibanez out there in LF is obviously depressing our defensive efficiency.

      Hard to believe that what looked like such a minor injury cost Gardner his season.

    2. August 17th, 2012 | 10:13 am

      Is it just missing Gardner, or, is it also because Jeter and Granderson suck so much at key positions and guys like A-Rod, Swisher and Martin are barely average. See Runs Saved Above Average leaders as of this AM:

                                               
                           Age   G    Inn Rdrs 6
      Mark Teixeira         32 108  944.0     15
      Robinson Cano         29 114  984.0     11
      Dewayne Wise          34  54  190.1      3
      Jayson Nix            29  48  310.1      2
      Chris Stewart         30  39  308.1      2
      Nick Swisher          31  93  805.2      2
      Eric Chavez           34  47  348.2      1
      Brett Gardner         28   9   78.1      1
      Andruw Jones          35  46  333.2      1
      Casey McGehee         29   7   57.0     -2
      Alex Rodriguez        36  65  568.1     -2
      Raul Ibanez           40  68  502.0     -4
      Russell Martin        29  92  741.2     -5
      Ichiro Suzuki         38  21  173.0     -5
      Curtis Granderson     31 115 1008.0    -12
      Derek Jeter           38 102  901.0    -17
      Team Totals         31.7 118        9450.0
      
    3. Evan3457
      August 17th, 2012 | 11:00 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      Is it just missing Gardner, or, is it also because Jeter and Granderson suck so much at key positions and guys like A-Rod, Swisher and Martin are barely average.

      Both. Gardner is 20-30 runs better than the average leftfielder, and 25-35 runs better than Ibanez. Martin’s defense being below average is new.

      However, if Gardner had been healthy all year, the Yanks would be about league average in all these defensive metrics.

    4. Raf
      August 18th, 2012 | 8:39 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      The Yankees need to do a better job at turning batted balls into outs.

      That may hurt them in the postseason… If they make it.

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