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Friday, August 13, 2010

Brett Gardner tied for 4th in Defense, Runs Saved stat

Yankee outfielder Brett Gardner tied for 4th on Sabermetric 'Total Zone Defense Runs Saved"
"2010 Total Zone Defensive Runs Saves
Player Team POS TZ
Justin Upton ARI RF 22
Angel Pagan NYM CF 19
Aubrey Huff SF 1B 17
Michael Bourn HOU CF 14
Brett Gardner NYY OF 14
Evan Longoria TB 3B 12
Chase Headley SD 3B 12
Alexei Ramirez CHW SS 12
Yadier Molina STL C 12
Ramon Santiago DET SS 12

Total Zone is the number of runs saved by the fielder when compared to an average fielder. It considers balls fielder, double-play turns for infielders and arms for outfielders."

  • from NY Times Bats Blog, 8/12.

"Keeping Score: Running the Races through the Computer,"

  • by Sean Forman

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