Dewan: Best defensive players of the decade, part III

From SABR member John Dewan at ACTA Sports on March 13, 2013:

In Parts I and II of our “Best Defensive Players of the Decade” series we looked at infielders. Let’s take a look at outfielders now. We use Defensive Runs Saved as our criteria. For outfielders, we evaluate range using our Plus/Minus System. We add in throwing arm effectiveness by looking at both how often they throw out runners as well as how often they prevent runners from advancing. Finally, we measure many other factors such as missing the cut-off man, playing a ball off of the wall, saving a double by cutting off a ball in the gap, etc, in the Good Plays/Misplays component of Runs Saved.

Starting in left field, here are the five best left fielders of the last 10 years according to Defensive Runs Saved.

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Originally published: March 13, 2013. Last Updated: March 13, 2013.