John Dewan: The Best Double Play Combos

by Bill Chuck on November 13, 2012

John Dewan and the folks who have put together The Fielding Bible Awards, now provide us with the top-five double play tandems in baseball this season, based on Defensive Runs Saved (DRS):

Best Double Play Combos in 2012
Team Second Baseman Shortstop Total DRS
Mariners Dustin Ackley (11) Brendan Ryan (27) 38
Cubs Darwin Barney (28) Starlin Castro (3) 31
Red Sox Dustin Pedroia (11) Mike Aviles (14) 25
Braves Dan Uggla (4) Andrelton Simmons (19) 23
Orioles Robert Andino (5) J.J. Hardy (18) 23
Reds Brandon Phillips (11) Zack Cozart (12) 23

Here are the bottom-five double play tandems in baseball this season:

Worst Double Play Combos in 2012
Team Second Baseman Shortstop Total DRS
Brewers Rickie Weeks (-30) Cody Ransom (-1) -31
Astros Jose Altuve (-18) Jed Lowrie (-3) -21
Dodgers Jerry Hairston (-6) Dee Gordon (-14) -20
Giants Ryan Theriot (-12) Joaquin Arias (-7) -19
Marlins Donovan Solano (1) Jose Reyes (-16) -15

 

“Used with permission from John Dewan’s Stat of the Week®, www.statoftheweek.com.”

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