MLB Network’s “The Shredder” vs. SSTN’s “The Determinator”: Thir
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. We have 4 positions to go, and on Friday will be showcasing two positions I didn’t run analysis for.
Today we continue with our fifth list: Third Basemen
The Shredder vs. The Determinator:
The Shredder, from MLB Network’s Top 10: Third Base
The Determinator, from SSTN’s Top 10: Third Base
The Shredder and The Determinator differed on including 4 different third basemen to each list, of which the omissions per list were:
Rafael Devers (BOS)
Yoan Moncada (CWS)
Kris Bryant (CHC)
Eduardo Escobar (ARZ)
Jeff McNeil (NYM)
Justin Turner (LAD)
Jose Ramirez (CLE)
Manny Machado (SDP)
Between players that made each list, two players stayed the same in placement:
Matt Chapman (#4, OAK)
Eugenio Suarez (#8, CIN)
From that, here are the noticeable changes of player rankings from The Shredder to The Determinator:
Alex Bregman (#1 -> #6, HOU)
Anthony Rendon (#2 -> #5, WSH)
Nolan Arenado (#3 -> #1, COL)
Josh Donaldson (#6 -> #7, MIN)
Click here to see the #1-5 Third Basemen (+ Honorable Mentions), and here for the #6-10 Third Basemen.