Found October 01, 2012 on The Majors Detroit:
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Story written by guest writer Sarah Rowe Holmes, of StonesDetroit.com     With the 2012 season winding down, I am beginning to hear a lot of trade chatter. From coffee shops to social networks, everyone has an opinion. One of the most discussed players is Detroit Tigers’ Jhonny Peralta. His lack of range and diminishing batting average have put him in fans’ sights. To many, it seems to be an obvious decision, but I’m not so sure. The upcoming free agents aren’t anything to get too excited about. When you do a side by side comparison, Peralta tops the list. For all of you sabermetric junkies I will throw some numbers your way. Marco Scutaro and Stephen Drew (if he chooses free agency) are at the top of the free agent list for shortstops. Fangraphs has Marco Scutaro listed with an OPS (On Base Plus Slugging Percentage) of .751, a UZR (Ultimate Zone Rating) of -4.5, and a WAR value (Wins Above Replacement) of 2.3. Stephen Drew is listed with an .680 OPS, a UZR of -4.2, and a WAR value ...
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