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Sunday, January 30, 2005

Chronicles Rates Shortstops By Runs Prevented

Based on a post by David Pinto, Chronicles adds an interesting dimention to his shortstop ratings by converting his probabilistic fielding range to runs prevented per 4000 balls in play using Chris Dial's method. Cesar Izturis is healthily above the middle of the pack at +11.9, and Orlando Cabrera is at +3.12. The method vindicates the Eckstein haters by placing his defense near the bottom of the starters in the majors at -21.3, right next to the surprisingly bad Nomar Garciaparra, second worst in the majors at -23.5.

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