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Think we're a bad fielding team?

think again

http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pkimQBCeCjbhlRcEb9PBbfw

The spreadsheet in the link above is used for "Ultimate Zone Rating" and is considered one of the most "cutting edge" fielding metrics

I came across this link while reading an article on hardballtimes.com

(http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/article/ten-things-i-didnt-know-last-week38/)

Right now as a team we're #1 in all of baseball with +41 Runs. The team leader is Soriano in LF with +9 Runs and Pie has already been +6 runs in CF in limited time.

The worst fielder on the team.....

Caesar Izturis -3 Runs (thoughts BlueMike?)

on top of that we've had the best OF defense in all of baseball.

for those JD Drew supporters out there this past offseason he's near the bottom of the list with -13 Runs.

When you think about some of the pitchers we have with low BABIPs (Hill, Lilly, Marquis) all come to mind as pitchers that had been having more early season success than their peripherals suggested, this would make quite a bit of sense that our fielding had been superior to this point in the season in terms of covering ground and getting to balls.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

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