Monday, February 23, 2009

Jose Reyes Versus Hanley Ramirez

Two of the best young shortstops in the National League also happen to play in the National League East: Hanley Ramirez of the Marlins and Jose Reyes of the Mets. Both were born in 1983 in the Dominican Republic. Both have batted leadoff for most of their careers. Which one is better? Let's look at the numbers for the last three years and a future projection:

Batting Average:
Hanley Ramirez - .308
Jose Reyes - .292

On Base Percentage:
Hanley Ramirez - .379
Jose Reyes - .355

Hanley Ramirez - .906
Jose Reyes - .816

Hanley Ramirez - 135
Jose Reyes - 112

Runs Created/ BtRuns:
Hanley Ramirez - 497/58.6
Jose Reyes - 513/30.3

Stolen Bases - Stolen Base Percentage:
Hanley Ramirez - 137 77%
Jose Reyes - 198 79%

Fielding Percentage/League Average Fielding Percentage:
Hanley Ramirez - .964/.974
Jose Reyes - .976/.974

Range Factor/League Average Range Factor:
Hanley Ramirez - 4.21/3.98
Jose Reyes - 3.97/3.98

Win Shares - total last three years:
Hanley Ramirez - 86
Jose Reyes - 82

Hanley Ramirez - 23.7 (total)
Jose Reyes - 18.1

Projected WARP Total Next Seven Years:
Hanley Ramirez - 44.8
Jose Reyes - 37.0

All statistics from,,

While the Fan would be pleased to have either shortstop on his team for years to come, it seems very easy to see that Hanley Ramirez is the more valuable player.

1 comment:

Josh Borenstein said...

Not only is Hanley better, but I'd say he's the best all-around player in baseball.