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Thursday, February 09, 2017

Cabrera, Gregorius seemed solid — but these metrics say otherwise - NY Daily News

Although I’m sure the missing plays in Statcast will need to be address, I’m looking forward to seeing better data for infielders.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 09, 2017 at 11:57 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: asdrubal cabrera, didi gregorius, fielding, mets, yankees

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Routine plays are probably underrated - Beyond the Box Score

The distinct separation between Pederson’s starting points, marked by the bright blue dots, indicate a clear directive to differentiate between hitters (probably by simple handedness), and virtually every chart shows fielders adjusting their depth, within a range, based on who’s hitting.

How big are the gaps between those little dots? I’m not totally sure. But 15 or 20 feet of ground, gained more than a hundred times a season, adds up to something worth measuring.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 07, 2017 at 08:51 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: fielding, statcast

Monday, November 21, 2016


Monday, September 26, 2016

Tangotiger Blog:Fans Scouting Report: best fielders in baseball

​Last year, the top 4 fielders were tied: Crawford, Heyward, Simmons, Bradley.  This year, Brandon Crawford scrapes by for the win, ahead of Heyward, Simmons, Arendo, and Kiermaier.

Position by position, the best fielders:

C: Posey, Perez
1B: Belt, Goldy, Rizzo
2B: Baez, Pedroia
SS: Crawford, Simmons, Russell, Lindor
3B: Arenado, Machado, Beltre
LF: Marte, Gordon
CF: Kiermaier, Bradley, Hamilton, Inciarte, Marisnick
RF: Heyward, Betts, Puig, Eaton
Among players who spent most of their time at DH, but still played the field, the best was Pujols.  But, he would rank right around average among 1B.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 26, 2016 at 02:18 PM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: fielding

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Must C: McAllister’s kick save | MLB.com

This was a little crazy.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 31, 2016 at 08:22 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: fielding, indiands, zach mcallister

 

 

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