Middle infield comparison: 2010 and 2011

  • Updated: June 7, 2011 - 6:28 AM

MIDDLE INFIELD COMPARISON

Replacing shortstop J.J. Hardy and second baseman Orlando Hudson has proven difficult for the Twins this season. Here's a closer look using batting average, OPS (on-base-plus-slugging), errors and UZR (ultimate zone rating), which is a metric that compares how many runs are saved compared to the average player at that position.

2010 Twins shortstops

AVG: .268 (ranked 11th MLB)

OPS: .692 (14th MLB)

Errors: 21 (17th MLB)

UZR: 14.0 (1st MLB)

2011 TWINS SHORTSTOPS

AVG: .228 (25th MLB)

OPS: .665 (19th MLB)

Errors: 10 (21st MLB)

UZR: -10.3 (30th MLB)

2010 TWINS SECOND BASEMEN

AVG: .261 (15th MLB)

OPS: .708 (17th MLB)

Errors: 13 (15th MLB)

UZR: 11.1 (4th MLB)

2011 TWINS SECOND BASEMEN

AVG: .217 (27th MLB)

OPS: .567 (28th MLB)

Errors: 5 (19th MLB)

UZR: -2.4 (24th MLB)

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Atlanta - LP: A. Wood 0 FINAL
Philadelphia - WP: A. Bastardo 1
Cleveland - LP: D. Salazar 5 FINAL
Detroit - WP: J. Verlander 7
Toronto - LP: R. Dickey 0 FINAL
Minnesota - WP: K. Gibson 7
Seattle - LP: J. Beimel 6 FINAL
Texas - WP: P. Figueroa 8
Los Angeles - WP: H. Ryu 2 FINAL
San Francisco - LP: M. Bumgarner 1
Colorado - WP: F. Morales 3 FINAL
San Diego - LP: I. Kennedy 1
St. Louis - WP: A. Wainwright 8 FINAL
Washington - LP: T. Jordan 0
Milwaukee - LP: R. Wooten 2 FINAL
Pittsburgh - WP: E. Volquez 11
NY Yankees 10 Bottom 9th Inning
Tampa Bay 2
Toronto 5 Bottom 8th Inning
Minnesota 5
Boston 1 Top 8th Inning
Chicago WSox 1
Kansas City 5 Bottom 8th Inning
Houston 1
Philadelphia 1 FINAL
NY Rangers 4
Chicago 3 3rd Prd 10:46
St. Louis 2
Minnesota 1 2nd Prd
Colorado 1
Los Angeles 9:30 PM
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