Get Out The Vote! What Would You Do With Jose Iglesias When Stephen Drew Returns?

We have received a bit a of action on the Jose Iglesias/Stephen Drew poll question today. I encourage you to weigh in at the end of the article. BSI will publish the results of the poll at the end of that day tomorrow.

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  • Earl Nash

    Defense is finally getting noticed with its own stats and with Wizardry, comes the long-awaited breakthrough.

    Drawing solely on freely available baseball statistics, Michael A. Humphreys shows how to applyclassic statistical methods to estimate runs saved by fielders going back to1893. Humphreys tests his results against other fielding measures, includingpublished ratings based on proprietary batted ball location data, and explainstheir respective strengths and limitations.


    Let’s compare:

    Iglesias, Drew, and Ciriaco in Baseball Reference, which lists under “Sabermetric
    Fielding” a stat called Rtot/yr
    [see below]

    In 2012

    rates a +16

    Drew was a -12

    Pedro Ciriaco rated a +23.

    [Rtot/y = Total Zone Total Fielding
    Runs Above Avg per 1,200 Inn

    The number of runs above or below average the fielder was worth per 1,200
    Innings (approx 135 games).

    This number combines the Rtz, Rdp, Rof, Rcatch
    numbers into a total defensive contribution.

    [See the glossary section for a more complete explanation.
    Provided by]

    With Ciriaco as an excellent defensive backup for Drew, and Iggy’s weak
    batting skills, the Sox should send Iglesias to AAA to get ABs and work in the batting cage with Dave Joppie,47, who was promoted from the Portland Sea Dogs (AA) to become the new hitting coach for the Pawtucket Red Sox in 2013.