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

In what took about a month to formulate, record, calculate, and report, my analysis tool The Determinator concluded this past Monday 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, continuing from the past two days, and over the next 6 weekdays, I’ll be releasing a side-by-side comparison of the two.

Today we continue with our third list: Second Basemen

 

The Shredder vs. The Determinator:



The Shredder, from MLB Network’s Top 10: Second Base
The Shredder, from MLB Network’s Top 10: Second Base


The Shredder, from MLB Network’s Top 10: Second Base




The Determinator, from SSTN’s Top 10: Second Base
The Determinator, from SSTN’s Top 10: Second Base


The Determinator, from SSTN’s Top 10: Second Base


 

Key Notes:

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

The Shredder:

Max Muncy (LAD)

Whit Merrifield (KCR)

Jonathan Villar (MIA)

Adam Frazier (PIT)

Yolmer Sanchez (CWS)

Gleyber Torres (NYY)

The Determinator:

Ketel Marte (ARZ)

Brandon Lowe (TBR)

Keston Hiura (MIL)

Mike Moustakas (CIN)

Cavan Biggio (TOR)

Luis Arraez (MIN)

Between players that made each list, one player stayed the same in placement:

DJ LeMahieu (#2, NYY)

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

Jose Altuve (#3 -> #6, HOU)

Ozzie Albies (#4 -> #1, ATL)

Kolten Wong (#9 -> #3, STL)

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

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