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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NY Mets 0
Philadelphia 0 Top 1st Inning
Miami 0
Toronto 0 Bottom 1st Inning
Cleveland 0
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Atlanta - J. Teheran
Tampa Bay - N. Karns 12:35 PM
Baltimore - W. Chen
Chicago WSox - J. Danks 1:10 PM
Minnesota - M. Pelfrey
Detroit - A. Sanchez 1:10 PM
Kansas City - J. Guthrie
Seattle - J. Happ 1:10 PM
Houston - R. Hernandez
Pittsburgh - V. Worley 1:15 PM
St. Louis - M. Wacha
Milwaukee - J. Nelson 1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs - J. Hammel
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Texas - Y. Gallardo
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