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Thursday, November 07, 2019

2019 Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award winners announced

On Tuesday, the winners of the 2019 Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Awards were announced on MLB Network. Gold Gloves were handed out on Sunday, but Wilson has their own line of defensive awards. The differences between the two are that the Wilson awards are not as widely hailed and there’s only one winner at each position as opposed to the one from each league (two total) for the Gold Glove. The winners are determined by a formula that takes into account scouting information, basic fielding stats, and more advanced (Sabermetric) stats.

Your winners:

First base: Freddie Freeman, Braves
Second base: Kolten Wong, Cardinals
Shortstop: Andrelton Simmons, Angels
Third base: Matt Chapman, Athletics
Left field: David Peralta, Diamondbacks
Center field: Lorenzo Cain, Brewers
Right field: Aaron Judge, Yankees
Catcher: Roberto Pérez, Indians
Pitcher: Zack Greinke, Astros

So, how do these awards compare on the merits to the Gold Gloves?

 

QLE Posted: November 07, 2019 at 12:54 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: awards and honors, defense, wilson defensive players of the year

Sunday, July 07, 2019

Joel Sherman: Solving the Mets’ defensive nightmare before it gets worse

[... This season] the Mets were fourth worst in the majors in turning balls put into play into outs. Tacitly, there may be a cascading negativity. One member of the team told me he thought pitchers were impacted in pitch selection and how they attacked hitters because they were concerned in letting the ball be put in play.

Fangraphs has the Mets as the majors’ worst overall defensive team. The stats corroborate the eyeball test when it comes to this team and fielding. [...]

Amed Rosario is the new Ruben Tejada — every season the Mets will say this is the key one to prove what kind of player he will be, and this exercise will go on for years. Rosario is still just 23. But the growth on both sides of the ball is coming begrudgingly, if at all. He is young enough and athletic enough to improve. But how long do the Mets wait for what might never come?

bobm Posted: July 07, 2019 at 07:27 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: defense, mets, stinky

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

New outfield jump burst route metrics at Baseball Savant | MLB.com

Robbie Grossman?

2019 Jump leaders (leaderboard)

+3.0 feet above average—Kevin Kiermaier, Rays
+2.9 feet above average—Guillermo Heredia, Rays
+2.0 feet above average—Leury Garcia, White Sox
+1.9 feet above average—Robbie Grossman, A’s
+1.7 feet above average—Harrison Bader, Cardinals
+1.7 feet above average—Jackie Bradley Jr., Red Sox
+1.5 feet above average—Ender Inciarte, Braves
+1.4 feet above average—Cody Bellinger, Dodgers

Jim Furtado Posted: June 11, 2019 at 08:04 AM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: analytics, defense

 

 

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