Infographic: MLB Offensive Performance by Position, 1992-2011

Here’s a comparative look at the offensive performance of Major League ballplayers, divided by position.  Created a few years ago by Craig Robinson, I think this infographic is fascinating in that it serves to prove that a lot of our stereotypes about how well certain position players hit seem to be true.  Or, perhaps, these are merely self-fulfilling prophecies — i.e. if you can’t hit, you might as well give up your dreams of becoming a first baseman.



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