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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 |

This was a little crazy.

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

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Digging Deep Into Inside Edge’s Fielding Data – The Hardball Times

If you are interested in defensive metrics, this is a must read. Great work!

I originally sought to better understand Inside Edge’s defensive data on my accord and articulate the context of the data here. But my exploration evolved when anecdotal evidence seemed to turn into something more. En route, I offered here limited but still quantitative evidence that WAR, as we now calculate it, fails to properly account for the difficulty of defensive seasons, at least in the tail ends of the distribution of difficulties. Further analysis may further illuminate my findings or invalidate them completely. Such is life. But I am curious to know how much farther we can take this research.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 06, 2016 at 11:13 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: fielding, inside edge, sabermetrics



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