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Early UZR Check: Royal Outfield Looking Surprisingly Bad

The Mediocre Royal Outfield Highlights The Flaws of the Dayton Moore Era.

Royals UZR/150 Projections for the 2010 Season

Royals UZR/150 Projections for the 2010 Season

UZR/150 for Royals SSs in 2009

  1. Luis Hernandez: 8.6
  2. Mike Aviles: -12.7
  3. Tony Pena Jr: -14.6
  4. Willie Bloomquist: -17.6
  5. Yuniesky Betancourt: -28.6

Royal Centerfield Defense in 2009

Here's a look at the UZR/150 numbers for 2009. Innings UZR/150 Crisp 412 13.9 Maier 593 2.7 DeJesus 25 -1.4 Freel 32 -2.0 Bloomquist 164 -2.2 Anderson 192 -3.0 I think we can mostly throw out the...

Imagine trying to gauge a player’s offensive value without using any stats. Do you think you’d rem...

Imagine trying to gauge a player’s offensive value without using any stats. Do you think you’d remember all 600 plate appearances the guy had during the season? You probably wouldn’t. You might remember the big hits or the times he really screwed up and your opinion of the player would be biased based on a small sampling of what you could remember. This is pretty much the same point I’m going to make with the state of fielding statistics. There is no way you remember every single play Teixeira or anyone else has made during the course of the entire season and you might only remember the big plays, or you might only remember the plays that killed your team. It’s also possible that Teixeira makes the easy plays look difficult and you’re just not realizing it. There’s really a number of areas where your memory of what Teixeira has actually done could fail you. One of the best explanations of why defensive stats are important that I've read - Fangraphs

AL Central Defensive Rankings After 90 Games

Royals Review breaks down the defensive rankings of the AL Central teams.

Watching Yuni Play Everyday: Tango on UZR, Betancourt, and the Fans Scouting Report

Commenting on R. J. Anderson's response to Dayton Moore's comments on Betancourt and defensive metrics, Tango agrees:: "I do NOT believe in UZR trends. I DO believe in Fans’ Scouting Report trends. Without the Fans’, you look at the +2, +1, -1, -13, and see that someone who was a bit lucky his first three years, and very unlucky last year. With the Fans, that -13 is scary looking." If Tango is so smart, he'd be working for a baseball team! What's that?

AL Central Defensive Rankings by UZR After Two Months

Examining the defensive rankings of the AL Central teams after the two month mark. The numbers show a huge collapse by the Royals, and minor improvement by the Indians.

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Bravo Sam Mellinger

Bravo to Sam Mellinger for tonight's Royals Notebook entry on Guillen's defense. Royals outfielder José Guillen’s diminishing range came into play again Thursday against the Indians. He...

Primary AL Central Rightfielders by UZR/150

  1. Michael Cuddyer: 0.2
  2. Shin-Soo Choo: -2.8
  3. Magglio Ordonez: -9.1
  4. Jermaine Dye: -25.9
  5. Jose Guillen: -47.6
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