View Full Version : Halfway point, halfway house

07-04-2009, 11:38 PM
Right around the halfway point in the season (just two games shy, actually), I thought it would be interesting to see who the most mediocre players in the National League have been. What's scary is that if you put together this halfway house of inept players, the Reds are still over .500 despite making up large portions of the roster.

Here is what the lineup would be of the most (un)productive players by position in the league this year. I'm using only players that have acquired at least 100 at-bats to this point in the season and using base runs as the runs created (per 600 plate appearances) figure.

Least Productive Players by Position (Min: 100 AB)

C WAS Wil Nieves 35
MIL Jason Kendall 42

1B ARI Chad Tracy 57
SFO Travis Ishikawa 69

2B CHC Aaron Miles 35
SDP Edgar Gonzalez 49

SS CIN Alex Gonzalez 40
SFO Emmanuel Burris 44

3B CIN Adam Rosales 37
FLA Wes Helms 45

LF ARI Eric Byrnes 52
NYM Fernando Tatis 56

CF MIL Jody Gerut 45
CIN Willy Taveras 48

RF SDP Brian Giles 41
WAS Austin Kearns 48

07-04-2009, 11:51 PM
Also meant to add, though he does not yet qualify for this list (as he has only 73 at-bats), Paul Janish is actually a run worse than Alex Gonzalez over 600 plate appearances. He is on pace for 39 runs created.