Category Defensive Runs Saved

Visualizing the Range of MLB’s Best and Worst Outfielders in 2018

By ANDREW KYNE The primary component of Baseball Info Solutions’ Defensive Runs Saved metric is the Range & Positioning system, which rates each fielder’s success at converting batted balls into outs. Fielding Bible Award winners Alex Gordon (LF), Lorenzo Cain (CF), and Mookie Betts (RF) were among the best at their respective positions in 2018 […]

Who were the top performing defensive rookies in 2018?

Harrison Bader was among those who led the way, but there are a couple of names here you probably didn’t expect or know.

Stat of the week: Who are the best defensive free agents?

By MARK SIMON Baseball moves quickly these days. Free agency is already upon us, with some highly-coveted names in this year’s market. But who are the free agents who will be most coveted for their defense? Thirty-year-old second baseman DJ LeMahieu won his third career Gold Glove (he finished a close second to Kolten Wong in the […]

The many multi-position standouts of 2018

JaCoby Jones, Harrison Bader, Miguel Rojas and Joey Wendle weren’t quite Javier Baez, but they were good at double duty.

World Series Defensive Preview

The Red Sox were the most prolific offense in 2018, but who has the edge defensively between them and the Dodgers going into the World Series?

How are the Diamondbacks 200+ runs better than the Phillies on defense?

By MARK SIMON All statistics through Saturday’s games I received a tweet recently that asked if I could demonstrate the difference between the team with the most Defensive Runs Saved (the Diamondbacks with 120) and the team with the fewest (the Phillies with -102). It seemed a reasonable question to wonder – can the difference […]

Stat of the Week: Who were June’s top defensive players?

The race for Defensive Player of the Month was a tight battle and, in the end, a pair of players tied for the top spot in our voting. So let’s salute Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner and Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon as June’s top defenders. Turner is one of the most improved defensive players in baseball. He […]