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Dewan said for every 100 shifts, 3.3 runs will be saved.
In 2010, the Brewers shifted only 22 times, last in the National League. In 2011, new Brewers manager Ron Roenicke shifted his defense 170 times, an NL best, and second in baseball only to Tampa Bay (216 shifts). The result? Dewan estimated the Brewers saved 56 runs.
There's a misplaced decimal in there somewhere. If a team saves 3.3 runs per 100 shifts, then the Brewers saved only 5.6 runs, less than one game. If the Brewers actually saved 56 runs, then that's over a five game improvement, which would be like substituting a replacement-level player with an all-star. It would be nice to know which is correct.
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