Akinori Iwamura is Gold at Turning Double Plays and You Shall Not Run on B.J. Upton

Second best in the majors last season behind Bobby Crosby. Evan Longoria was also really good at turning the double play. Below are the complete Rays listings:

 

Name Pos G DPR 
Akinori Iwamura 2B 152 2.4
Evan Longoria 3B 119 1.1
Willy Aybar 3B 41 0.5
Eric Hinske 1B 11 0.2
Elliot Johnson SS 2 0.1
Jason Bartlett SS 125 0
Willy Aybar SS 2 0
Willy Aybar 1B 19 0
Dan Johnson 1B 8 0
Carlos Pena 1B 132 -0.1
Ben Zobrist SS 35 -0.2
Ben Zobrist 2B 8 -0.7

Not shocked by Iwamura and Longoria, I think we can all agree they both appeared quite good at getting two out on one play last year.

I find it interesting that Carlos Pena was actually slightly below average turning double plays. Perhaps being left-handed has something to do with it? I'd have to see if we can't get some splits on hand.

 

Name Pos G ARM 
B.J. Upton CF 143 4.6
Gabe Gross RF 120 2.5
Gabe Gross CF 5 1.5
Fernando Perez CF 15 1.3
Justin Ruggiano LF 26 0.4
Justin Ruggiano CF 5 0.2
Eric Hinske LF 40 0.2
Fernando Perez RF 2 0.2
Justin Ruggiano RF 15 0
Rocco Baldelli LF 1 0
Fernando Perez LF 8 0
Elliot Johnson CF 1 -0.1
Nathan Haynes CF 2 -0.1
Ben Zobrist CF 5 -0.1
Ben Zobrist LF 14 -0.2
Elliot Johnson RF 1 -0.4
Nathan Haynes RF 15 -0.5
Jonny Gomes RF 21 -0.5
Jonny Gomes LF 9 -0.5
Carl Crawford CF 1 -0.7
Rocco Baldelli RF 6 -0.8
Carl Crawford LF 108 -1.1
Eric Hinske RF 49 -1.3

Upton meanwhile was amongst the best arms (as was Pat Burrell) in 2008. Gabe Gross and Fernando Perez are the only players with worthwhile arms besides Upton, although Justin Ruggiano earned some value with his. Not surprisingly, Carl Crawford and Eric Hinske were the "worst" arms on the Rays.

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