06/23/2005

Prospectus Weighs In

Baseball Prospectus weighs in on the state of the Reds, not once but twice. (Subscription)

One thing I didn’t know: The 2005 Reds are on pace to be one of the worst defensive clubs in the last 30 years. Part of this, apparently, is due to GABP’s park effects (it’s apparently easier to play defense there?), which may be a sample size issue. But really, between the old (Griffey, Randa), the slow (Casey, Aurilia, Lopez-sortof), the unmotivated (Kearns, Jiminez), and the awkward (Freel, Dunn, WMP), there’s really not a single guy with above-average range.

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  1. The Reds last year posted their 9th best Team Fielding% since 1980, .981

    Here are the top ten

    FIELDING PERCENTAGE YEAR PCT
    1 Reds 1995 .986
    2 Reds 1992 .984
    3 Reds 1990 .983
    4 Reds 1994 .983
    5 Reds 1980 .983
    6 Reds 1999 .983
    7 Reds 1997 .982
    8 Reds 2000 .982
    9 Reds 2004 .981
    10 Reds 1983 .981
    Eight of the season were 85 wins or better. Both 97 and 83 had decent pitching teams. The fact that the 2004 reds are in there says alot about how the park factor can skew the Reds numbers.

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2005 Reds, Reds - General