Presented Without Comment: Bill Hall vs. Brewers Middle Infielders | Disciples of Uecker

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With Bill Hall’s release from the Houston Astros today, many around the Milwaukee Brewers have suggested him as a potential replacement for Yuniesky Betancourt as the Brewers’ shortstop. I can’t pretend that I haven’t considered the idea intriguing as well. I haven’t completely made up my mind yet, and so I present, without comment, the statistics of Hall as well as the Brewers current middle infield corps of Betancourt, Josh Wilson, and Craig Counsell over the past three seasons, as well as projections.

A reminder: as usual, I use the AVG/OBP/SLG format with triple-slash lines.

And another note: for “DEF” I am using UZR + positional adjustment, to account for different positions played.

And a final note: All WAR totals from FanGraphs

Bill Hall*
2009: 365 PAs, .201/.258/.338, 57 wRC+, +5.2 DEF, -0.1 WAR
2010: 382 PAs, .247/.316/.456, 108 wRC+, -9.2 DEF, 0.7 WAR
2011: 158 PAs, .224/.272/.340, 66 wRC+, -7.1 DEF, -0.9 WAR
ZiPS Rest of Season ZiPS projection: .231/.288/.401
*Hasn’t played regular SS since 2006

Yuniesky Betancourt
: 508 PAs, .245/.271/.351, 63 wRC+, -10.7 DEF, -2.2 WAR
2010: 588 PAs, .259/.288/.405, 81 wRC+, -2.6 DEF, 0.8 WAR
2011: 204 PAs, .232/.260/.332, 53 wRC+, +0.2 DEF, -0.2 WAR
Rest of Season ZiPS projection: .263/.290/.395

Josh Wilson
: 211 PAs, .219/.279/.333, 63 wRC+, +2.7 DEF, 0.0 WAR
2010: 388 PAs, .227/.278/.294, 62 wRC+, +0.8 DEF, -0.4 WAR
2011: 13 PAs, .231/.231/.538, 106 wRC+, +0.6 DEF, 0.0 WAR
Rest of Season ZiPS projection: .239/.290/.351

Craig Counsell
: 459 PAs, .285/.357/.408, 104 wRC+, +8.9 DEF, 2.7 WAR
2010: .250/.322/.319, 77 wRC+, +3.6 DEF, 0.5 WAR
2011: .200/.314/.217, 60 wRC+, +3.3 DEF, 0.3 WAR
Rest of Season ZiPS: .250/.326/.340

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  1. Brew Fan says: June 4, 2011

    The brew crew really do not need Billy “K” Hall… just like the Red Sox and like how the Lastro’s found out.

  2. Zing Boom Tararrel says: June 4, 2011

    I nicknamed Bill Hall as “E5″ when he played for the Brewers cuz he cost us so many runs do to his errors at third base. Forget Hall!!! Yuni is obiviously a more confident/reliable player!!

  3. Bronxy says: June 5, 2011

    I’m more worried right now about McGehee at 3rd base than Betancourt at SS… one hole in the lineup is not so terrible, but two?

  4. Nick says: June 6, 2011

    Surprised that Bill Hill has had a negative defensive rating for the last 2 years. I always remembered him as a pretty elite defender. Even more surprised that Yuni’s is positive on the year.

  5. Anon says: June 7, 2011

    Where’s the Casey McGehee vs ANYONE else at this point?


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