Re: Tony Lee @ NESN: Lowrie Not The Starting SS
posted at 4/20/2011 10:37 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Tony Lee @ NESN: Lowrie Not The Starting SS
[QUOTE]Everybody is looking offense too much at the SS position, what is Scutaro Fielding % and Lowrie's, since being with the Sox. Maxvill, Belanger, Brinkman, Shortstops that couldn't hit a lick, but was put out there everyday for their defense. That position starts with defense then if you can hit its gravy.
Posted by bobbysu[/QUOTE]
Neither of them is a good fielder at this point. Lowrie has been a capable SS in the past however especially if you only want to look at fielding %. When he was called up in 2008 he didn't make an error in his 49 games at SS (45 starts). The only error he committed was at 3B.
To date, Lowrie had made 4 errors at SS in his major league career (106 games, 90 starts) in 169 chances for a .9763 fielding %.
Scutaro has made 58 errors in his major league career at SS in 1123 chances for a .9484 fielding %.
While with the Sox, Scutaro has made 20 errors in 286 chances for a .9301 fielding %.
Both players were injured during these samples, as Lowrie fought through a fractured wrist and Scutaro dealt with a rotator cuff injury.
This year they have each made 2 errors at SS. Scutaro has had 18 chances, while Lowrie has had 14.
EDIT: Please Note Lowrie's Fielding % is actually .988. My bad.
EDIT2: Scutaro's Fielding % is actually .964.