Here’s a list of total WSAA by position in the American League (I posted the NL’s yesterday):
C 3 1B -3 2B -14 SS -3 3B -1 OF 6
Tough year for AL second basemen. I can’t keep up with all the Mariner blogs, but it sure appears as though Bret Boone is having a terrible year in the field (let alone at bat). He has only 1/2 of a fielding Win Share and according to ESPN his zone rating — .738 — is the worst among AL second basemen by far. What a spectacular fall.
The Mariners have got to be hoping that his $9 million option for 2005 doesn’t kick in. 450 plate appearances is the magic number.