Jays 2009 SS: Johnny Mac vs Marco Scutaro
It all comes down to winning. Throw out your OPS, VORP, +/-, etc and let’s just focus on wins from the shortstop position.
I ran a very simple test. In games started as the SS position, what ended up being the Toronto Blue Jays win-loss record when Johnny Mac started vs Marco Scutaro? Players only had to start the game, not finish it (allowing a few McDonald starts where he was lifted for a PH). A few games where Scutaro was moved to SS in the latter stages were not counted. SS starts only.
And the answer is in… it was basically even. The Jays were 32 – 22 in games started by McDonald and 31 – 23 in games started by Scutaro.