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Sunday, November 08, 2015

The 2015 American League Gold Gloves, by the Numbers | FanGraphs Baseball

The best fielders, based on publicly available defensive metrics.  The National League picks.

Jim Furtado Posted: November 08, 2015 at 08:05 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: fielding

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Tangotiger Blog: Fans Scouting Report 2015 - And the best fielders in MLB are

Some of the ratings are out.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 29, 2015 at 08:36 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: fielding

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Do some stats suggest Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson is below average? - LA Times

Andrew Friedman farts in Fangraph’s Defensive Stats’ general direction.

The Dodgers have benched rookie center fielder Joc Pederson, who batted .169 in July and is batting .114 in August. The team had stuck with him for weeks, even as his offensive performance dropped, citing his outstanding defense.

However, according to a variety of statistics available on the Fangraphs website, Pederson’s defense ranks below average among major league center fielders.

Andrew Friedman, the Dodgers’ president of baseball operations, declined to discuss the team’s internal evaluation processes but said they rank Pederson’s defense much more highly.

“There are real limitations to the defensive metrics in the public sphere,” Friedman said. “Through watching him on a daily basis and through our information, we’re very confident Joc is an above-average defender.”

Jim Furtado Posted: August 29, 2015 at 11:38 AM | 17 comment(s)
  Beats: fielding, sabermetrics

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Tampa Bay Rays’ Steven Souza hits ‘Little League home run’

Baseball is a kid’s game, as they say. And sometimes the adults look like kids when they are playing.

Case in point: This bunt hit by Tampa Bay’s Steven Souza during Wednesday’s game against the Nationals. Thanks to some horrific fielding, Souza rounded the bases and got a “Little League home run.”

Zach Posted: June 18, 2015 at 12:56 PM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: fielding, little league, nationals, rays



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