Stat of the Week: 2019 MLB Defensive Runs Saved Leaders

By Mark Simon With the regular season complete, let’s take a look at the MLB leaders in Defensive Runs Saved for 2019. Indians catcher Roberto Pérez headlines the list. His 29 Runs Saved were the most of any player. Pérez ranked first in Adjusted Earned Runs Saved (staff handling), and second in both Strike Zone Runs Saved […]

New podcast: Austin Hedges passionate about pitch-framing

The Padres catcher has lots to say on an important aspect of catcher defense.

How does Dallas Keuchel lead pitchers in Defensive Runs Saved?

Keuchel has a history of outstanding defensive work and 2019 is no exception.

How does Justin Verlander have a .204 Opponents’ BABIP?

Verlander’s close to a “record” that has stood for more than 100 years.

New podcast: Nick Ahmed Dives into Defense

The Diamondbacks shortstop talks the art of diving, the challenge of shifts, and more.

Hey, Nicholas Castellanos: Don’t be such a grump about analytics!

Castellanos has improved a lot on balls hit to deep right field.

Stat of the Week: Bellinger, Trout battle for Total Runs lead

The 2 stars will likely be battling until season’s end to see who comes out on top.

How does Victor Robles have 15 Defensive Runs Saved?

By MARK SIMON Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Lorenzo Cain leads all players at the position with 18 Defensive Runs Saved. But the player who ranks second might surprise you. It’s not Kevin Kiermaier or Byron Buxton. It’s Victor Robles of the Washington Nationals. What has made Robles a standout is not just how he fares at […]

What if Players’ Weekend nicknames were about their stats?

“El Mago” can stay, but how about: “Don’t Shift Me,” “$teal HR,” “Superman” and “BatBreaker?”

Stat of the Week: World’s No. 1 Starting Pitcher

Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander are dueling for the top spot.