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Fred Lewis

So I just realized that Fred Lewis was actually, you know, good.

On cursory inspection, Lewis'  .282/351/440 line with 9 home runs doesn't look that impressive.  However  wOBA  reveals a slightly above average offensive campaign.  Lewis posted a .342 wOBA versus the NL average of 331 which is good for 5 runs above average.   Additionally, Lewis was one of the few left fielders in baseball who actually deserves to wear a glove.  As per UZR, Lewis was worth 3.6 runs above the average outfielder in the field.  Adjusting for position, Lewis was a total of -3.2 runs on defense (This may seam counter-intuitive but, remember, LF is one of the easiest positions to play in baseball).  Lewis ultimately contributed a total of +1.8 runs above the average position player last season.

Given the fact that Lewis remains under team control for the foreseeable future and during that time will cost a fraction of most players, he absolutely constitutes a valuable asset.

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