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Breaking Down the Brewers
ALBERT CHEN
May 07, 2012
In 2011, Milwaukee used 170 infield shifts, most in the NL; in '10 it used 22, fewest in the majors. Perhaps not coincidentally, the Brewers went from the NL's second-worst team as measured by the metric runs saved in '10 to the seventh best in '11. Here's how their starting infielders improved year over year.
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May 07, 2012

Breaking Down The Brewers

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  2010 Runs Saved 2011 Runs Saved NET IMPROVEMENT
1B PRINCE FIELDER -17 -9 +8
2B RICKIE WEEKS -16 -5 +11
SS YUNIESKY BETANCOURT* -27 -7 +20
3B CASEY MCGEHEE -14 3 +17
TOTAL NET IMPROVEMENT     +56

In 2011, Milwaukee used 170 infield shifts, most in the NL; in '10 it used 22, fewest in the majors. Perhaps not coincidentally, the Brewers went from the NL's second-worst team as measured by the metric runs saved in '10 to the seventh best in '11. Here's how their starting infielders improved year over year.

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*2010 STATS WITH ROYALS

DATA COURTESY BASEBALL INFO SOLUTIONS

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