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Saturday, January 20, 2007

Defensive Range Charts

Sweet Lou is thinking about putting Soriano in center field. That could be interesting. Though BP 's rate shows Soriano is above average in left field, Baseball Musings defensive chart shows him to be below average.

From what I saw (in the games he played LF against the Yanks), he wasn't that great. He's got excellent wheels, but he still plays the outfield like an infielder.

BTW, those defensive charts are pretty interesting. In case you're wondering, yes, they did crunch Bubba's 2006 numbers:

Left field

Center field

Right field

He didn't get a lot of playing time last season; the sample size is pretty small. So I wouldn't read too much into them. But they're worth a look.

posted by BubbaFan, 5:39 PM


Soriano's a better OF'er than you'd think. He's got good range, and a cannon arm. And he's only going to get better.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, January 21, 2007 1:37 AM  
Ordinarily, you wouldn't expect a player to improve at Soriano's age. But this is definitely a special case. He's only been playing the position for a year, so yes, I expect him to get better.

I always liked Sori when he was a Yankee. I was unhappy when the Yanks traded him, even for A-Rod. I wish him the best with the Cubbies.
commented by Blogger BubbaFan, January 21, 2007 8:11 AM  

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