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Thursday, July 01, 2010

Weekly DRS Update (Defensive Stats Thru Jun 29, 2010)

This week’s update

Okay, I was a day late with this week’s update, but I was playing golf at Bethpage Black and Merion Golf Club this past weekend, so I had other priorities.  My feet hurt after all that walking. 

The American League leaders and trailers are about the same, with Brandon Inge and Brett Gardner joining Jose Lopez and Cliff Pennington near the top.  Howie Kendrick still brings up the rear, with Jeter holding steady at -11 DRS.

In the National League, Chase Utley is still atop the rankings, but Matt Holliday has seen a charge up the standings like one rarely seen.  Looking back at his performance, he seems to be picking up an extra run a week.  Aki Iwamura is still low, but all that playing time for Cub rookie Starlin Castro has seen him surge into the lead as the most costly defender.  Team-wise, the Phillies defense has surged back into contention for the best defense.  Their title runs have been supported by strong defense, and they had struggled for the first two months, but have seen significant improvement in the last two weeks.

Chris Dial Posted: July 01, 2010 at 03:14 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Chris Dial Posted: July 01, 2010 at 11:36 PM (#3576482)
I am disappointed in the Indians defense still, although half the problem is the shortstop.
   2. ptodd Posted: July 04, 2010 at 05:43 AM (#3578324)
This is great. However, why are these DRS numbers different than what is on Fan Graphs??. I had pointed out to them that the team totals were not summing to 0 and was ignored (they have the Indians at +25 and the Rays at +48).
   3. Ron J Posted: July 04, 2010 at 07:02 AM (#3578333)
#2 Different data source. Different methodology.
   4. cardsfanboy Posted: July 04, 2010 at 08:01 AM (#3578338)
holliday may be making the plays, but he looks like crap while doing it.
   5. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 04, 2010 at 12:47 PM (#3578345)

Maybe there is a "Curse of the Duncan" that causes left fielders for St Louis to appear inept no matter the outcome

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