Thursday, January 23, 2014

Shortstops by Age

The best way to analyze prospects is using their age in relation to the level they are playing at. Without taking too much of the level into account to start, I'll just be looking at age. I use a players age based on the date that MLB uses to define whether a player will be a draft eligible sophomore, because much of my analysis originates with a players drafted year. If a player is 26.01 on that date, he falls into the 26 year old age category. The age won't always match what is listed on Baseball Reference or FanGraphs but that is how I do it. If I don't have a players birthdate, I use the age listed on Baseball Reference.





Position G AB PA H 2B 3B HR R RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
Elite SS 156 626 690 173 32 4 13 86 65 51 90 19 6 0.276 0.330 0.403
SS 133 492 542 132 25 3 10 63 52 37 79 13 5 0.268 0.322 0.392
BACKUP SS 42 107 118 24 4 1 1 12 9 8 23 2 1 0.224 0.282 0.308
3RD 2B/SS 25 50 54 11 2 0 1 5 4 4 12 1 0 0.220 0.278 0.320


Looking at older players, it reinforces the fact that there are only a couple players from each age that become inpact players. Here are the older players grouped to show how few continue their success.

Age 25
Elvis Andrus
Adeiny Hechavarria
Eduardo Escobar
Marwin Gonzalez
Jason Martinson
Juan Diaz
Rolando Gomez
Sean Jamieson

Age 24
Andrelton Simmons
Starlin Castro
Jean Segura
Didi Gregorius
Jose Iglesias
Brad Miller
Mike Aviles
Jace Peterson
Zach Walters
Tim Beckham
Ruben Tejada
Nick Ahmed
Kelby Tomlinson
Brandon Loy
Ehire Adrianza
Tyler Grimes

Age 23
Hak-Ju Lee
Jonathan Villar
Joe Panik
Deven Marrero
Cristhian Adames
Danny Santana
Eugenio Suarez
Jiovanni Mier
Nolan Fontana
Christian Vazquez
Chris Taylor
Levi Michael
J.J. Altobelli
Kyle Farmer
Mikey Reynolds

Age 22
Chris Owings
Adam Frazier
Carlos Sanchez
Orlando Calixte
Wilfredo Tovar
Dixon Machado
Wendell Soto
Yadiel Rivera
Eric Stamets
Niko Goodrum
Dickie joe Thon
Melvin Mercedes
Lonnie Kauppila
Wilmer Difo

Age 21
Xander Bogaerts
Trea Turner
Tim Anderson
Casey Turgeon
Drew Jackson
Hanser Alberto
Jake Hager
Cito Culver
Jack Lopez
Marco Hernandez
Phillip Evans
Roman Quinn
Jose Vinicio
Max Moroff
Ramon Torres
Pat Valaika
Erick Salcedo
Spencer Edwards
K.J. Hockaday
Josh Tobias
Connor Barron
Julius Gaines
Connor Joe

Age 20
Addison Russell
Francisco Lindor
Corey Seager
Ketel Marte
Daniel Robertson
Gavin Cecchini
Jesmuel Valentin
Luis Marte
Connor Heady
Jose Peraza
Adrian Marin
Brandon Martin
Humberto Arteaga
David Gonzalez
Zach Green
A.J. Simcox
Brandon Lopez
Dansby Swanson
Matt Gonzalez
Tzu-Wei Lin
Tyler Krieger
Mikey White
Kevin Newman
Kyle Smith
Jose Munoz
Christian Rivera
Terrian Arbet
Ty Washington
Pablo Reyes
Edwin Diaz
Kolbey Carpenter
Geonte' Jackson
Kyle Overstreet
Reynaldo Ordonez
Matt Tietz
Eli White
Eric Garza

Age 19
Carlos Correa
C.J. Hinojosa
Franchy Cordero
Raul Mondesi
J.P. Crawford
Orlando Arcia
Ben DeLuzio
Chris Rivera
Christian Arroyo
Dustin Peterson
Jamie Westbrook
Stephen Alemais
Sheldon Neuse
Trever Morrison
Weston Wilson
Kramer Robertson
Brett Binning
Reid Humphreys
CJ Chatham
Brantley Bell
Kirvin Moesquit
Jonathan Ducoff
Oscar Mercado
Blake Hennessey
Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado
Josh Vanmeter
Malquin Canelo
Luis Guillorme
Emerson Jimenez
Carlos Belonis
Angel Jimenez
M.T. Minacci
Elliott Barzilli
Tate Blackman
Bryson Brigman
Spencer Trayner
Demetrius Sims
Andrew Rosa
Keith Grieshaber
Fenway Parks
David Fletcher
Sean Miller

Age 18
Nick Gordon
Richie Martin
Wendell Rijo
Amed Rosario
Riley Unroe
Franklin Barreto
Milton Ramos
Liam Sabino
Josh Morgan
Reese Cooley
Joe Dunand
Richard Urena
Juremi Profar
Isan Diaz
Grayson Byrd
Ryan Lillard
Cole Tucker
Clarke Schmidt
Taylor Lane
Dalton Guthrie
Dale Burdick

Age 17
Gleyber Torres
Brendan Rodgers
Jahmai Jones
John Aiello
Nick Shumpert
Frandi Delarosa
Sergio Alcantara
Ti'quan Forbes
Yimmelvyn Alonzo
Yeyson Yrrizarri
Ryan Mountcastle
Jonathan India
Tyler Halas
Cadyn Grenier
Parker Kelly
Ako Thomas
Alonzo Jones
Nico Hoerner
Yancarlos Baez
Yeffry De Aza
Franly Mallen
Marten Gasparini
Willy Castro
Yeltsin Gudino
Ozhaino Albies
Wilson Amador
Lucas Tirado
Hector Luis Martinez
Carlos Hiciano
Joan Mauricio
Carlos Herrera
Gustavo Perinan
Logan Tolbert
Zack Kesterson
Zack Kone
Travis Blankenhorn
O'Neal Lochridge
Brandon Perez
Tyler Wyatt
David Chabut
Tristan Metten
Jonah Garrison
Charlie Donovan
Wladimir Galindo

Age 16
Chase Strumpf
Christopher Machamer
Nicholas Quintana
Cam Shepherd
Nick Derr
Jacob Abbott
Samad Taylor
Bailey Mullins
Gregory Veliz
Drew Mendoza
Tyler Fitzgerald
Grant Bodison
Cole Stobbe
Grae Kessinger
Zachary Watson
David Hamilton
Brandon Chinea
Tyler Bowen
Dominic Foscalina
Tyler Malone
Morgan McCullough
Sahid Valenzuela
Josh Smith
Xzavion Curry
Gavin Lux
Justin Lavey
Cayman Richardson
Zack Chan
Jimmy Titus
Shane Martinez
Tyler Flores
Aaron Schunk
Austin Bodrato
Will Proctor
Hudson Sanchez


Age 26-29
Troy Tulowitzki
Alcides Escobar
Brandon Crawford
Asdrubal Cabrera
Ian Desmond
Zack Cozart
Dee Gordon
Pete Kozma
Chase D'Arnaud
Eduardo Nunez
Jake Elmore
Jordy Mercer
Pedro Florimon
Andrew Romine
Justin Sellers
Pedro Ciriaco
Reid Brignac
Erick Aybar
Hanley Ramirez
Jed Lowrie
Jason Donald
Everth Cabrera
Brandon Hicks
Justin Turner
Argenis Diaz

Age 30-33
Erick Aybar
Hanley Ramirez
Jed Lowrie
J.J. Hardy
Jose Reyes
Stephen Drew
Yunel Escobar
Alexei Ramirez
Brendan Ryan
Jhonny Peralta
Adam Rosales
Jayson Nix
Ronny Cedeno
Omar Quintanilla
Brendan Harris
Munenori Kawasaki

Age 34+

Derek Jeter
Clint Barmes
Jimmy Rollins
Doug Bernier
Rafael Furcal
John McDonald


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