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Franklin Gutierrez

Franklin Gutierrez

Franklin Gutierrez in 2009 had a UZR value of 29, meaning that, in theory, he saved 29 runs. When his offensive and defensive numbers are combined, he emerges as the most valuable center fielder in the game last season. Given the large dimensions of the outfield at Safeco Field, the Mariners are able to take better advantage of his glove than were the Indians, whose outfield at Progressive Field is one of the smallest in MLB. (COURTESY OF THE SEATTLE MARINERS)

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