Top 5: AL East Third Basemen of 2015

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Sep 28, 2015; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees third baseman Chase Headley (12) hits a single during the first inning of the game against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

4) Chase Headley – New York Yankees

Bio: 31 y/o, 6’2″, 210 lbs, switch-hitter, & throws right

MLB Years: 9

Games Played in 2015: 156 (155 as 3B)


  • .259 batting average
  • .324 on-base percentage
  • .369 slugging percentage
  • 11 home runs & 62 RBIs
  • 51 walks to 135 strikeouts


  • 2.59 range factor
  • .946 fielding percentage
  • 23 errors, 302 assists, & 99 putouts

‘It’ Factor: Panda Eclipsed

Headley seriously needs to kiss Sandoval for being an even bigger disappointment, this season.

The hope was that the change of scenery from the National League to the American League was going to help Headley rediscover the success that he had in the past for the San Diego Padres. Unfortunately for the Yankees, Headley couldn’t mount an offense worthy of that dream. While his RBIs were enough to help the Yankees win a few close games, the walks-to-strikeouts and batting average were only decent at best.

Having the most errors on this list didn’t help much, either.

While the numbers were a problem, their significance were overshadowed by the equally terrible numbers and floundering actions on the field by Headley’s Red Sox counterpart. Headley could have done better, but at least he didn’t seem to do so obviously worse.