Earlier, we listed the best defensive players in baseball, according to Bill James’ Runs Saved analysis. Today, we look at the other side–the worst fielders in baseball.
James’s analysis looks at the worst fielders at each position, according to runs given up compared to the average fielder at the position. This is a compilation of statistics for the past three years.
Baseball’s Worst Defensive PlayersFIRST BASE Adam Dunn -31 Paul Konerko -25 Ryan Howard -24
SECOND BASE Dan Uggla -28 Jeff Keppinger -21 Skip Schumaker -21 THIRD BASE Mark Reynolds -38 Michael Young -37 Chris Johnson -31 SHORTSTOPS Yuniesky Betancourt -46 Orlando Cabrera -35 Derek Jeter -29 LEFT FIELD Raul Ibanez -21 Delmon Young -20 Ryan Braun -14 CENTER FIELD Dexter Fowler -18 Vernon Wells -17 Nat McLouth -13 RIGHT FIELD Brad Hawpe -16 Carlos Quentin -16 Michael Cuddyer -16 PITCHER Ervin Santana -14 John Lackey -11 Edwin Jackson, Tommy Hanson -10 CATCHER Victor Martinez -21 Ramon Hernandez – 16 John Buck -15 Find these stats interesting, click here to purchase discounted copies of the Bill James Handbook for 2012.