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Worst Fielders in Baseball

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E6: Yuniesky Betancourt is baseball's worst fielder

Earlier, we listed the best defensive players in baseball, according to Bill James’ Runs Saved analysis.  Today, we look at the other side–the worst fielders in baseball.

James’s analysis looks at the worst fielders at each position, according to runs given up compared to the average fielder at the position.  This is a compilation of statistics for the past three years.

Baseball’s Worst Defensive Players

FIRST BASE
Adam Dunn -31
Paul Konerko -25
Ryan Howard -24

SECOND BASE
Dan Uggla -28
Jeff Keppinger -21
Skip Schumaker -21
THIRD BASE
Mark Reynolds -38
Michael Young -37
Chris Johnson -31
SHORTSTOPS
Yuniesky Betancourt -46
Orlando Cabrera -35
Derek Jeter -29
LEFT FIELD
Raul Ibanez -21
Delmon Young -20
Ryan Braun -14
CENTER FIELD
Dexter Fowler -18
Vernon Wells -17
Nat McLouth -13
RIGHT FIELD
Brad Hawpe -16
Carlos Quentin -16
Michael Cuddyer -16
PITCHER
Ervin Santana -14
John Lackey -11
Edwin Jackson, Tommy Hanson -10
CATCHER
Victor Martinez -21
Ramon Hernandez – 16
John Buck -15
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