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8 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

Can't say I was expecting that.

Good for him.

The defensive metrics were mostly there.

UZR +1.1

Rtot +5

Rdts +8

OAA +1

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3 hours ago, Can_of_corn said:

Can't say I was expecting that.

Good for him.

This! Good on Tony! And not undeserved imo either. He's much better than was expected. Better speed and better routes, and he CAUGHT what he got to..

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3 hours ago, SteveA said:

Congrats to Anthony!

Too bad Iglesias missed such a big chunk of the season.

 

Maybe next year. Finishing on a different team?

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2 hours ago, Frobby said:

I’m kind of bummed that Mullins didn’t get a nomination.  Third in the AL in outs above average.  

Didn't hit enough.

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Defensive stats are all over the place. And some are more important for one position than for others, of course. Which ones are the most revealing? I personally care less about range, which can be assisted with good intel and preparatory placement, than I do about being sure handed, and I’m more interested in accuracy on throws than brute strength. So what are the best defensive stats? 

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5 hours ago, Frobby said:

I’m kind of bummed that Mullins didn’t get a nomination.  Third in the AL in outs above average.  

The competition in CF is pretty fierce. 

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3 hours ago, Philip said:

Defensive stats are all over the place. And some are more important for one position than for others, of course. Which ones are the most revealing? I personally care less about range, which can be assisted with good intel and preparatory placement, than I do about being sure handed, and I’m more interested in accuracy on throws than brute strength. So what are the best defensive stats? 

Outfield is such a delicate balance. There were a couple years where Markakis could handle anything off the scoreboard or near the grounds crew bench and Jones had a terrific ability to range back to the 410 in center. I’m not sure what the metrics say about it, but outfield seems to have a lot to do with who is next to you, especially with those two. 
 

Santander was fun to watch this year, I can’t remember him making a bad play. 

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13 hours ago, Can_of_corn said:

Can't say I was expecting that.

Good for him.

Definitely surprised! He just doesn’t pass the eye test for me as I’ve stated before. I guess looking shaky doesn’t matter if he still catches the ball.

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I remember an error by Santander in the first game of the season.Joey Gallo accumulated 12 DRS in RF for the Rangers, best among MLB outfielders( and second-best overall behind Arenado) but he did it in 57 games.
Santander had 8 DRS in only 37 games. I don’t know how DRS is calculated, but 8 in 37 extrapolates to 12 in 55 so they maybe weren’t as far apart as all that.

on the other hand, at Baseball Savant, Gallo had 3 outs above average and 3 runs prevented, and Santander had 1 and 1. Again, in 57 and 37 games, respectively.
and this year the award is given based on “The society for American baseball research index” and that’s a private formula, so we have to wait and see.
Either way, I’m happy to have Anthony, and look forward to having him around for a while.

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Just caught a graphic in a segment on Springer's free agency showing Santander (+9.4% from 15.3 to 24.7) atop a leaderboard of Greatest Launch Angle Increase last year.  

I do generally understand this to be an outcome a hitter can move with intention.

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Another day, another tidbit - the '21 Baseball Forecaster gives him a bullish UP tag, lauding improved Eye and low H% as indicators he deserved more than his .261 AVG outcome.

Their xBA for his 2020 was .308.

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