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Top 10 Best/Worst Red Sox 2B Seasons (1961-2010)

You know the drill: Looking at the Top 10 Best & Worst seasons in a Sox uniform by position. Today I'll look at the second sackers over the last 50 years

Top 10 Worst 2B Seasons (by WAR)

# Year Player   WAR oWAR dWAR OPS+ G/2B
1 1964 Jones, Dalton -1.7 -0.6 -1.1 67 85
2 1966 Smith, George -1.0 0.5 -1.5 71 109
3 1975 Griffin, Doug -0.8 -0.6 -0.2 53 99
4 1976 Doyle, Denny -0.6 0.0 -0.6 66 112
5 1962 Schilling, Chuck -0.5 -1.0 0.5 63 118
6 1977 Doyle, Denny -0.4 -0.9 0.5 55 137
7 1963 Schilling, Chuck -0.3 -0.7 0.4 69 143
8 1973 Griffin, Doug -0.2 0.1 -0.3 70 113
9 1988 Barrett, Marty 0.1 1.0 -0.9 84 148
10 1992 Reed, Jody 0.2 0.3 -0.1 109 142
10 1989 Barrett, Marty 0.2 0.1 0.1 76 80

Comments: I'm personally sad that Barrett makes this list, twice. He was one of my favorite players in the 80s and along with Boggs made for a potentn 1-2 in the lineup, namely because Boggs always got on base and Barret then always got him into scoring position or advanced him because Barrett could bunt like noone else. Lot of 60s/70s guys here, again why play a crappy bat at 2B like Jones/Smith when they are crappy fielders as well? At least the Schilling name was put right with a ceratin pitching acquisition.

Top 10 Worst 2B Seasons (by OPS+)

# Year Player WAR oWAR dWAR OPS+ G/2B
1 1975 Griffin, Doug -0.8 -0.6 -0.2 53 99
2 1977 Doyle, Denny -0.4 -0.9 0.5 55 137
3 1994 Fletcher, Scott 0.7 -0.2 0.9 60 53
4 1962 Schilling, Chuck -0.5 -1.0 0.5 63 118
5 1976 Doyle, Denny -0.6 0.0 -0.6 66 112
6 1964 Jones, Dalton -1.7 -0.6 -1.1 67 85
7 1971 Griffin, Doug 0.6 0.2 0.4 68 124
8 1963 Schilling, Chuck -0.3 -0.7 0.4 69 143
9 1973 Griffin, Doug -0.2 0.1 -0.3 70 113
10 1966 Smith, George -1.0 0.5 -1.5 71 109

Comments: Look at the name fletcher at #3 and remember it.  Lot of pretty putrid batting seasons here to choose from, but again mostly 60s/70s guys.

Top 10 Best 2B Seasons (by WAR)

# Year Player WAR oWAR dWAR OPS+ G/2B
1 2008 Pedroia, Dustin 5.2 4.9 0.3 122 157
2 2009 Pedroia, Dustin 4.9 4.0 0.9 110 154
3 1993 Fletcher, Scott 4.4 2.3 2.1 95 116
4 2007 Pedroia, Dustin 4.3 3.4 0.9 112 137
5 1997 Valentin, John 4.0 3.9 0.1 124 79
6 1968 Andrews, Mike 3.9 4.5 -0.6 113 139
7 2010 Pedroia, Dustin 3.8 2.7 1.1 127 75
8 2004 Bellhorn, Mark 3.5 3.1 0.4 107 124
9 1991 Reed, Jody 3.2 2.7 0.5 112 152
10 1969 Andrews, Mike 3.2 3.8 -0.6 130 120

Comments: See the #3 guy? Did not realize that Fletcher as that slick with the glove. Of course the Laser Show makes appearances here, even an injury shortened 2010 seasons comes in at #7. Andrews took advantage of the shorter mound. Bellhorn, nice one year wonder, even if he struck out a ba-zillion times.

Top 10 Best 2B Seaons (by OPS+)

# Year Player WAR oWAR dWAR OPS+ G/2B
1 1969 Andrews, Mike 3.2 3.8 -0.6 130 120
2 2010 Pedroia, Dustin 3.8 2.7 1.1 127 75
3 1997 Valentin, John 4.0 3.9 0.1 124 79
4 2008 Pedroia, Dustin 5.2 4.9 0.3 122 157
5 1965 Mantilla, Felix 0.7 2.3 -1.6 119 123
6 1968 Andrews, Mike 3.9 4.5 -0.6 113 139
7 1980 Stapleton, Dave 2.5 1.8 0.7 113 94
8 2007 Pedroia, Dustin 4.3 3.4 0.9 112 137
9 1991 Reed, Jody 3.2 2.7 0.5 112 152
10 2009 Pedroia, Dustin 4.9 4.0 0.9 110 154

Comments: Kinda surprised that Pedroia is not #1 here. That 69 combo of Petrocelli/Andrews was something. Valentin makes an appearance here, on the SS list and maybe even the 3B list as well - versatile. Jody Reed shares a birthday with me. Dave Stapleton? Now where have I heard that name before...something about 1986 rings a bell.

Next Up: 3B

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