Position Instability, Part 2

The 2008 Mets are the 17th team, counting the 1961 Kansas City Athletics and 1976 Montreal Expos twice, to start at least 12 players at a single position.Most different starters at any team-position, excluding pitchers and designated hitters, 1956-2007:TeamPosLeaderStartsStartersNotes2002 Cleveland IndiansLFRussell Branyan39151961 Kansas City AthleticsRFJim Rivera29131968 Cleveland IndiansLFLee Maye65131976 Montreal

Position Instability

The 2008 Mets have started 12 different left fielders this season, none of whom have started more than 23 games. How unusual is this?Fewest games started by team-leader at any position, excluding pitchers and designated hitters, 1956-2007, excluding strike seasons:TeamPosLeaderStartsStartersNotes1997 Milwaukee BrewersLFMarc Newfield2810Gerald Williams led the team in LF