Heroes of the Zeros: Second Base

Today's installment of vote for the best of the Reds worst moves us to second base.  The Reds have seen some decent offense from 2B over the decade, and two of the best defenders they've ever had at the position.  However, until Brandon Phillips came along in 2006, it was one of the most unstable positions on the team.  This shouldn't be a difficult vote today, but who knows with you guys.  Ballot is after the jump.

Other ballots: Starting Rotation | Bullpen | Catcher | First base

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Years G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ wOBA WAR
Rich Aurilia 2005-2006 236 949 866 122 252 48 3 37 138 71 118 .291 .344 .482 .825 110 .352
3.2
D'Angelo Jimenez 2003-2005 260 1102 958 124 260 48 5 19 103 130 165 .271 .359 .391 .751 98 .335
3.3
Brandon Phillips 2006-2009 601 2542 2329 330 642 108 19 88 345 151 365 .276 .324 .452 .776 98 .330
5.2*
Pokey Reese 2000-2001 268 1051 946 126 228 40 8 21 86 79 168 .241 .303 .367 .670 68 .289
1.5
Donnie Sadler 2001 39 95 84 9 17 3 0 1 3 9 20 .202 .280 .274 .553 42 .251
-0.6
Bill Selby 2001 36 100 92 7 21 7 1 2 12 5 13 .228 .273 .391 .664 66 .277
-0.5
Drew Sutton 2009 42 76 66 10 14 4 1 1 9 7 20 .212 .297 .348 .646 70 .282
0.1
Todd Walker 2001-2002 221 964 873 120 260 59 3 16 96 76 123 .298 .356 .427 .783 101 .338
1.9
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 12/15/2009.

* Because FanGraphs only goes back to 2002, I have been using Sean Smith's WAR Database for WAR values except for 2009, which I have pulled from FanGraphs.  Smith's WAR is calculated using different defensive metrics which rate Brandon Phillips much more poorly than I think anyone would actually say he is, and therefore lowers his WAR value dramatically.  Using just FanGraphs, Phillips WAR with the Reds is 12.5, which I would guess is closer to a correct valuation of BP.  However, for consistency sake, I have only included it in this footnote and am sticking to Smith's WAR in the table.

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