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MLB Network’s “The Shredder” vs. SSTN’s “The Determinator”: Righ

In what took about a month to formulate, record, calculate, and report, my analysis tool The Determinator concluded last week with the announcement of the Top-5 Designated Hitters in the MLB.

It was a long process of trying to create and justify my own metric of metrics, which was very hard to do in some circumstances (CF), yet in others seemed to be pretty close to what I expected (1B). However, more often than not a few players per position stuck out as surprising to have either made or not made the list.

As this was inspired greatly by the yearly lists from MLB Network’s The Shredder, and in an effort to provide an easy to see view between my tool and theirs I figured a daily post between positions would be interesting to see. This is our final position to compare, and tomorrow I will be showcasing two positions I didn’t run analysis for.

Today we continue with our eighth and final list: Right Field.


The Shredder vs. The Determinator:

The Shredder, from MLB Network’s Top 10: Right Field
The Shredder, from MLB Network’s Top 10: Right Field

The Shredder, from MLB Network’s Top 10: Right Field

The Determinator, from SSTN’s Top 10: Right Field
The Determinator, from SSTN’s Top 10: Right Field

The Determinator, from SSTN’s Top 10: Right Field


Key Notes:

The Shredder and The Determinator differed on including 6 different right fielders to each list (!), of which the omissions per list were:

The Shredder:

Cody Bellinger (LAD)

Trey Mancini (BAL)

Max Kepler (MIN)

Adam Eaton (WSH)

Charlie Blackmon (COL)

Kole Calhoun (ARZ)

The Determinator:

Ronald Acuna Jr. (ATL)

J.D. Martinez (BOS)

Jorge Soler (KCR)

Joey Gallo (TEX)

Michael Conforto (NYM)

Nick Castellanos (CIN)

There were no players who ranked the same across these two metics.

From that, here are the noticeable changes of player rankings from The Shredder to The Determinator:

Mookie Betts (#1 -> #2, LAD)

Christian Yelich (#2 -> #4, MIL)

Aaron Judge (#3 -> #5, NYY)

Bryce Harper (#6 -> #3, PHI)

Click here to see the #1-5 Right Fielders (+ Honorable Mentions), and here for the #6-10 Right Fielders.


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