View Full Version : Best/Worst Minor League Defenders

12-15-2006, 05:15 PM
The baseball analysts recently picked the best and worst minor league glovemen. The top 10 were listed at each position (aside from 1st base). The Reds had one on the best and one on the worst. William Bergolla was on the bad list, while Cody Strait made the good one. I was kind of hoping to see Paul Janisch on the good list, but he didn't make it.



12-15-2006, 05:29 PM
That is all based on the system by the guy who does minorleaguesplits.com. The numbers arent anything more than a slight modification of range, and even he admits that right now the numbers he came up with hold little water because of park factors, pitching factors and tons of other things.

With that said, Paul Janish was a great defender in Dayton and his short time in Chattanooga, while he was in the FSL though, he was just a slight above average defender. At least according to the numbers they used.

Danny Serafini
12-15-2006, 05:45 PM
Wasn't Bergolla viewed as a glove man once upon a time?

12-15-2006, 07:12 PM
Wasn't Bergolla viewed as a glove man once upon a time?

I think only because he couldn't hit, someone needed an explanation of why he was on the team. But I don't think he is under contract anymore, unless we re-signed him.

Doc. Scott
12-15-2006, 10:08 PM
There's new Reds acquisition Jerry Gil at #1 on the worst list for CF.

12-19-2006, 02:24 PM
It's a very flawed system -almost worthless ....

12-19-2006, 02:35 PM
Not entirely worthless though. I find it very nice to compare players on the same team. BJ Szymanski and Jay Bruce as CFers for example. BJ is supposed to be this natural athlete with great speed, but he was a +2 defender while Jay was a +42. The system has major flaws right now, but it can serve a good purpose.