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Here are the Defensive Runs Saved totals for the top five shortstop-second base combos in 2011:

Combo/Team/2B Runs Saved/SS Runs Saved/Total
Kinsler-Andrus/Texas/16/13/29
Ackley-Ryan/Seattle/10/18/28
Zobrist-Johnson/Tampa Bay/17/11/28
Ellis-Tulowitzki/Colorado/5/11/16
Phillips-Janish/Cincinnati/7/8/15


*Ellis also had another 5 Runs Saved while playing for Oakland this year.

Additionally, Kinsler and Andrus had the most combined Double Play Runs Saved in all of baseball with eight.

And here are the top five baserunners for 2011:

Baserunner/Baserunning Gain/Stolen Base Gain/Net Gain
Elvis Andrus/38/13/51
Ian Kinsler/28/22/50
Michael Bourn/16/33/49
Drew Stubbs/28/20/48
Chase Utley/30/14/44


This information, and more, can be found in The Bill James Handbook 2012. You can pre-order the book now by clicking here, and the book will be available in stores on November 1.

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