Jermaine Dye is a terrible outfielder

Season Team Pos G GS Inn PO A E DP FP RF/G RF/9 DG exO Arm DPR RngR ErrR UZR UZR/150
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
1996 Braves LF 25 14 131.1 21 0 4 0 .840 0.8
1.4
1997 Royals LF 1 1 5.1 0 0 0 0 .000 0.0
0.0
2003 Athletics LF 1 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.0
0.0
0 0 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -8.0
1996 Braves CF 4 0 9.0 5 0 0 0 1.000 1.3
5.0
2001 Royals CF 2 2 17.0 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.5
1.6
2003 Athletics CF 3 1 12.0 4 0 0 0 1.000 1.3
3.0
1 3 -0.3 0.7 0.0 0.4 58.4
1996 Braves RF 71 55 505.0 124 2 4 1 .969 1.8
2.2
1997 Royals RF 75 66 600.0 164 7 6 3 .966 2.3
2.6
1998 Royals RF 59 56 513.1 153 4 2 3 .987 2.7
2.8
1999 Royals RF 157 155 1358.2 363 17 6 6 .985 2.4
2.5
2000 Royals RF 146 145 1260.1 277 11 7 3 .976 2.0
2.1
2001 Royals/Athletics RF 153 152 1334.0 271 13 6 1 .979 1.9
1.9
2002 Athletics RF 111 109 956.1 170 2 5 1 .972 1.5
1.6
91 180 -3.9 -8.1 -0.3 -12.3 -20.3
2003 Athletics RF 60 59 500.1 102 1 0 0 1.000 1.7
1.9
56 113 -2.9 -3.3 0.5 -5.7 -15.0
2004 Athletics RF 134 132 1178.0 258 3 2 2 .992 1.9
2.0
119 241 -2.4 8.7 1.5 7.9 9.8
2005 White Sox RF 140 137 1235.1 259 9 8 2 .971 1.9
2.0
134 266 -1.5 -0.2 -0.5 -2.2 -2.6
2006 White Sox RF 146 145 1245.0 305 4 6 2 .981 2.1
2.2
162 324 -4.0 -17.1 -1.4 -22.5 -21.5
2007 White Sox RF 135 135 1156.0 284 9 3 3 .990 2.2
2.3
150 300 -5.7 -17.0 1.1 -21.6 -21.5
2008 White Sox RF 151 151 1312.2 266 5 1 0 .996 1.8
1.9
140 281 -3.9 -16.1 0.6 -19.4 -21.4
2009 White Sox RF 133 133 1120.2 238 9 5 0 .980 1.9
2.0
126 252 -2.7 -16.5 -0.7 -20.0 -24.5
1996 Braves OF 100 69 645.1 150 2 8 1 .950 1.5
2.1
1997 Royals OF 76 67 605.1 164 7 6 3 .966 2.3
2.5
2001 Royals/Athletics OF 155 154 1351.0 274 13 6 1 .980 1.9
1.9
2001 Royals OF 94 93 813.1 178 6 3 0 .984 2.0
2.0
2001 Athletics OF 61 61 537.2 96 7 3 1 .972 1.7
1.7
2003 Athletics OF 64 60 517.1 106 1 0 0 1.000 1.7
1.9
57 116 -3.3 -2.7 0.5 -5.4 -13.8

So no, despite what some might say (looking at you here), Dye is NOT a quality rightfielder. And that vaunted great arm of his? Not true. Negative runs above average. And his range? Consistently nonexistant.

Over the last four years, Dye has averaged a -22.2 UZR/150. AWFUL.

Maybe he can still hit. Let him DH some, platoon with Nick, if need be. But this isn’t about Dye’s ability to rebound from a bad 2nd half of 2009; it’s about his inability to field an outfield position and the laughable idea that he’d bump someone out of a starting outfield spot.

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