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In Motion: Center fielder WAR Graphs

WAR Graphs put in motion. Center fielders are first up.

Replacement Level Talent In Center Field Appears To Be Only One Win Worse Than Average

"Reggie Abercrombie, Houston, .301 wOBA Corey Patterson, Washington, .304 wOBA Chris Duffy, Milwaukee, .313 wOBA Jason Ellison, Philadelphia, .298 wOBA Ryan Langerhans, Washington, .330 wOBA Scott Podsednik, Colorado, .305 wOBA So Taguchi, Chicago (NL), .291 wOBA This group is -12 offensively, and considering they’re mostly above average defenders, we might have our first deviation from the norm. With a +2.5 position adjustment for CF, these guys would have to be something like -10 defenders in center field to be two wins below average. But there’s no way to make that argument - Patterson, Abercrombie, Duffy, Ellison - these guys are good defenders. So, teams apparently value center fielders if they can hit well. But as soon as a CF, even as a plus defender, shows that he’s not a great hitter, he gets discarded. It’s interesting, however, that we didn’t see this at SS or 2B. There’s not a glut of premium defensive middle infielders available for nothing. So, defense up the middle is valued a lot more for IF than OF? Sounds plausible." I combined quotes from Dave Cameron's article and what he said in the comments.

Who's Left?: Center field and Shortstop

Last in the 'Who's Left' series that looks at the free agent market by position.

Best Center Fielders of 2008

Who were the best center fielders in baseball in 2008? Beyond the Boxscore provides the answer, accounting for both offensive and defensive contributions.

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