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2012 Report Card: Second Base 

Logan Forsythe

"<strongSecond base for the Padres in 2012 was a roller coaster to say the least. After rumors that the Padres were trying to practically give away Orlando Hudson (the Padres #3 hitter on opening day 2011), he started 2012 with the club and continued to struggle at the plate.

Hudson was not a fan favorite and his effort in the field left a lot to be desired. The Padres finally grew weary of his act and cut ties with him in mid May. Enter Alexi Amarista AKA the Little Ninja. Amarista acquired in a trade with the Angels, stepped right in and held the job until June when Logan Forsythe returned from the 60-day DL. The two players platooned for the remainder of the season.

As mentioned, Hudson was a hot mess and wasn’t able to bring much to the table on the field or in the clubhouse. Amarista proved to be a solid utility player taking the role away from Andy Parrino and Logan Forsythe established himself as a guy that hits LHP very well and is a solid solution at second base.


Grade: B-

Logan Forsythe

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+
2012 25 91 350 315 45 86 13 3 6 26 8 2 28 57 .273 .343 .390 .733 106

Alexi Amarista

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+
2012 23 105 300 275 35 66 15 5 5 32 8 4 17 42 .240 .282 .385 .668 86

Orlando Hudson

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+
2012 34 35 131 123 11 26 0 5 1 11 3 2 8 27 .211 .260 .317 .577 62

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table

Team Rankings provided by fangraphs.com

Team G PA H HR R RBI SB AVG OBP SLG wOBA WAR
Dbacks 156 668 184 26 93 85 14 0.302 0.36 0.522 0.375 6.2
Dodgers 319 1012 235 13 114 77 9 0.264 0.34 0.367 0.314 5.6
Nationals 291 1078 254 20 126 83 25 0.259 0.316 0.385 0.307 4.7
Phillies 268 846 185 17 91 88 14 0.244 0.311 0.375 0.298 3.7
Marlins 237 816 207 13 85 74 18 0.275 0.316 0.403 0.312 3.6
Braves 154 630 115 19 86 78 4 0.22 0.348 0.384 0.325 3.5
Pirates 265 884 209 17 104 89 15 0.264 0.319 0.391 0.31 3.3
Mets 422 1189 301 20 128 132 21 0.274 0.322 0.406 0.316 3.1
Reds 261 895 211 18 106 96 19 0.254 0.293 0.368 0.289 2.4
Padres 286 919 202 13 100 75 20 0.244 0.307 0.362 0.292 2
Cubs 219 685 154 7 79 47 6 0.242 0.289 0.339 0.276 1.9
Rockies 264 916 229 9 102 64 12 0.275 0.324 0.371 0.303 1.8
Astros 147 630 167 7 80 37 33 0.29 0.34 0.399 0.325 1.8
Brewers 195 730 139 23 88 69 17 0.219 0.315 0.385 0.31 1.1
Cardinals 340 945 201 9 96 73 16 0.239 0.305 0.341 0.285 1.1
Giants 231 825 215 3 100 80 20 0.286 0.325 0.347 0.296 0.9

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