Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/3/11
I picked this up on ESPN New York this morning. By one measure, baseball statistician Bill James has determined the Mets had the worst middle-infield combination in baseball last season, at least when Jose Reyes was paired with Justin Turner. Here’s what James and colleagues wrote … In The Bill James Handbook 2012, Bill James and Baseball Info Solutions track Defensive Runs Saved to see who the best-fielding shortstops and second basemen were in 2011. In short, Defensive Runs Saved is an estimate of the number of runs each fielder saves with his defense, combining John Dewan’s Plus/Minus System with analyses of bunts, double plays, and more to form a complete evaluation of a fielder. Among all 30 double-play combinations in the majors last season, here are the top five and bottom five ranked by Defensive Runs Saved. Top 5 Shortstop Second Baseman Team DRS Elvis Andrus Ian Kinsler Rangers 29 Brendan Ryan Dustin Ackley Mariners 28 R...
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