2008 SS Defense by PMR

Team: PMR / RAA | 1B: PMR / RAA | 2B: PMR / RAA | 3B: PMR / RAA | SS: PMR / RAA | LF: PMR / RAA | CF: PMR / RAA | RF: PMR / RAA

Each season, David Pinto releases his Probablistic Measure of Range (PMR) ratings based on play-by-play data from Baseball Info Solutions.  PMR measures how many plays above or below expected each team or player made based on batted ball characteristics like velocity and location. Here at Beyond the Box Score, we're translating the play numbers into runs (following a method developed by LA Black Hawk of Waterloo).  More information can be found in this post.

Today, we look at shortstop fielding - first on the team level and then for individuals.

 

Team In Play Actual Outs Predicted Outs Outs Delta Runs Delta Runs / 4000 RAA / 4000
Brewers 4354 551 526 25 18.85075 17.32 17.65
Giants 4232 492 469.81 22.19 16.7319257 15.81 16.14
Marlins 4338 517 501 16 12.06448 11.12 11.45
Angels 4374 524 510.64 13.36 10.0738408 9.21 9.54
Cardinals 4597 580 566.37 13.63 10.2774289 8.94 9.27
Red Sox 4232 480 472.55 7.45 5.6175235 5.31 5.64
Phillies 4396 557 551.85 5.15 3.8832545 3.53 3.86
Braves 4383 566 561.4 4.6 3.468538 3.17 3.5
Diamondbacks 4224 469 465.74 3.26 2.4581378 2.33 2.66
Cubs 4156 498 495.33 2.67 2.0132601 1.94 2.27
Astros 4292 500 497.32 2.68 2.0208004 1.88 2.21
Athletics 4285 477 474.54 2.46 1.8549138 1.73 2.06
Rangers 4667 538 536.31 1.69 1.2743107 1.09 1.42
Dodgers 4265 546 544.65 1.35 1.0179405 0.95 1.28
Indians 4513 542 540.73 1.27 0.9576181 0.85 1.18
White Sox 4409 548 546.97 1.03 0.7766509 0.7 1.03
Royals 4413 508 507.3 0.7 0.527821 0.48 0.81
Rays 4264 490 490.56 -0.56 -0.4222568 -0.4 -0.07
Orioles 4540 537 539.06 -2.06 -1.5533018 -1.37 -1.04
Rockies 4535 587 589.61 -2.61 -1.9680183 -1.74 -1.41
Pirates 4683 577 580.37 -3.37 -2.5410811 -2.17 -1.84
Blue Jays 4215 476 479.71 -3.71 -2.7974513 -2.65 -2.32
Twins 4607 578 584.7 -6.7 -5.052001 -4.39 -4.06
Yankees 4349 491 499 -8 -6.03224 -5.55 -5.22
Nationals 4417 526 538.02 -12.02 -9.0634406 -8.21 -7.88
Mariners 4512 480 493.64 -13.64 -10.284969 -9.12 -8.79
Padres 4419 520 536.39 -16.39 -12.358552 -11.19 -10.86
Reds 4299 468 485.83 -17.83 -13.444355 -12.51 -12.18
Tigers 4536 519 544.4 -25.4 -19.152362 -16.89 -16.56
Mets 4335 498 524.64 -26.64 -20.087359 -18.54 -18.21

 

Team In Play Actual Outs Predicted Outs Outs Delta Runs Delta Runs / 4000 RAA / 4000
Marco Scutaro 1352 173 157.04 15.96 12.0343188 35.6 35.93
Omar Vizquel 1863 210 193.6 16.4 12.366092 26.55 26.88
Mike Aviles 2277 271 252.42 18.58 14.0098774 24.61 24.94
Macier Izturis 1307 151 144.8 6.2 4.674986 14.31 14.64
Jed Lowrie 1142 123 118.01 4.99 3.7626097 13.18 13.51
J.J. Hardy 3804 477 460.72 16.28 12.2756084 12.91 13.24
Erick Aybar 2437 305 295.72 9.28 6.9973984 11.49 11.82
Alex Cora 1137 140 135.75 4.25 3.2046275 11.27 11.6
Cesar Izturis 3136 408 396.19 11.81 8.9050943 11.36 11.69
Jack Wilson 2231 285 278.88 6.12 4.6146636 8.27 8.6
Bobby Crosby 3740 423 411.71 11.29 8.5129987 9.1 9.43
Jason Bartlett 3208 380 372.71 7.29 5.4968787 6.85 7.18
Hanley Ramirez 3986 472 462.98 9.02 6.8013506 6.83 7.16
Juan Castro 1331 153 150.32 2.68 2.0208004 6.07 6.4
Jimmy Rollins 3537 451 443.43 7.57 5.7080071 6.46 6.79
Luis Rodriguez 1191 143 140.93 2.07 1.5608421 5.24 5.57
Yunel Escobar 3344 440 434.04 5.96 4.4940188 5.38 5.71
Nick Punto 1646 227 224.05 2.95 2.2243885 5.41 5.74
Orlando Cabrera 4218 527 521.06 5.94 4.4789382 4.25 4.58
Adam Everett 1183 156 154.33 1.67 1.2592301 4.26 4.59
Miguel Tejada 4062 472 469.63 2.37 1.7870511 1.76 2.09
Jhonny Peralta 3963 469 467.52 1.48 1.1159644 1.13 1.46
Michael Young 4165 489 487.98 1.02 0.7691106 0.74 1.07
Ryan Theriot 3615 425 424.27 0.73 0.5504419 0.61 0.94
Julio Lugo 1947 216 217.95 -1.95 -1.4703585 -3.02 -2.69
Angel Berroa 1730 225 227.09 -2.09 -1.5759227 -3.64 -3.31
Derek Jeter 3815 429 433.24 -4.24 -3.1970872 -3.35 -3.02
Stephen Drew 3820 422 429.34 -7.34 -5.5345802 -5.8 -5.47
Cristian Guzman 3640 441 449.15 -8.15 -6.1453445 -6.75 -6.42
John McDonald 1387 150 154.82 -4.82 -3.6344246 -10.48 -10.15
Yuniesky Betancourt 4173 446 460.45 -14.45 -10.895734 -10.44 -10.11
Troy Tulowitzki 2730 354 365.56 -11.56 -8.7165868 -12.77 -12.44
Edgar Renteria 3696 428 449.4 -21.4 -16.136242 -17.46 -17.13
Jose Reyes 4196 480 504.15 -24.15 -18.209825 -17.36 -17.03
Khalil Greene 2841 327 345.54 -18.54 -13.979716 -19.68 -19.35
Tony F Pena 1808 199 211.52 -12.52 -9.4404556 -20.89 -20.56
Brendan Harris 1480 159 170.68 -11.68 -8.8070704 -23.8 -23.47
Jeff Keppinger 2636 274 296.5 -22.5 -16.965675 -25.74 -25.41
David Eckstein 1445 149 163.53 -14.53 -10.956056 -30.33 -30

The most surprising thing here was how poorly both the Mets and Jose Reyes rated.  Jeter was below average but not badly so. Hanley Ramirez somehow showed up +7, which is shocking considering his reputation as a butcher.  Other reports seem to indicate Ramirez was better this year, but still below average. Considering how well the Blue Jays rated as a team, it's somewhat surprising to see their SSs this low (-2.3). 

Rollins, who won the NL Glove, had a good season, but J.J. Hardy was much more deserving. In the AL, the best you can about Michael Young was that he was above average, and that there weren't a whole of outstanding SS performances.  Bobby Crosby and Jason Bartlett would have been better bets who had at least 3/4 of a season at the position, but they were only rated about 5 runs better than Young.

Last year's rookie phenom, Troy Tulowitzki struggled with injuries this season, and his PMR reflected it. He was 33 runs above average last year, and 12 below this season (some of that may be due to how the run value is calculated, LABHoW used 490 expected outs last year, and I'm using 4000 BIP). It will be very interesting to see whether he can regain his fielding prowess next season.

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