Comments on: Venezuelan Hits Leaders http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1824 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: David in Toledo http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1824/comment-page-1#comment-7058 Tue, 30 Jun 2009 01:56:55 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=1824#comment-7058 It's not easy to calculate, I suppose, but I'd like to know the top three players in hits while playing shortstop in the field. Wagner, Appling, Ripken, and Yount are all out of consideration because they played so many games at other positions. I'm guessing it's Aparicio, Vizquel, and Jeter, with Jeter likely to take the lead before the end of 2009. (This is one measure of the offensive value of a shortstop, agreed?)

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By: JohnnyTwisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1824/comment-page-1#comment-7050 Sat, 27 Jun 2009 03:19:35 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=1824#comment-7050 Good question Ollie. I think they're pretty close. Aparicio of course is a HOFer. I don't think Vizquel belongs, but he'll get some support and he might get in eventually. Both considered very good fielders, though some say they're both a bit overrated in that regard. Neither had a big bat, but were solid hitters for shortstops. I think Aparicio was a bit better player. He stole more bases at a better percentage at a time when SB were a little more valuable. He actually probably deserves a lot of the credit Maury Wills gets for reintroducing the SB as a weapon. Also, in Aparicio's time I believe SS were relatively worse hitters than in Vizquel's time, so while their hitting numbers are similar Aparicio was a bit more valuable compared to an average or replacement-level SS.

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By: ollie1000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1824/comment-page-1#comment-7046 Fri, 26 Jun 2009 21:27:37 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=1824#comment-7046 err sorry for the typos...

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By: ollie1000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1824/comment-page-1#comment-7045 Fri, 26 Jun 2009 21:27:18 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=1824#comment-7045 I think I've been asleep in Vizquel. I had no idea he had that many hits... Who's better? Aparaichio or Vizquel?

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By: battlekow http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1824/comment-page-1#comment-7038 Fri, 26 Jun 2009 04:43:45 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=1824#comment-7038 Only 2678 to go for Alcides Escobar.

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