Jumping off of my discussion in the Mike Leake article from last week about his ERA based on who was his shortstop, I decided that it might be worthwhile running it for everyone. What I found was a little disappointing, because after all that time, I’m not sure I found anything worth discussion. But since I took the time, I figured I’d put it out here.
There’s some shortcomings to this concept. Most importantly is that the shortstop does not always get involved in rough games. For example, you have games like Greg Garcia did on May 29th where he played the whole game and only notched one defensive chance while the Cardinals allowed 10 earned runs.