From SABR member John Dewan at ACTA Sports on August 23, 2012:
At the beginning of the 2012 season, Baseball Info Solutions did a projection of the best defenders at each position based on Defensive Runs Saved. Here is how those players are doing so far this year:
Pitcher- Mark Buehrle, Projected 4 Defensive Runs Saved
Buehrle ranks number one as the best defensive pitcher in baseball with 11 runs saved thus far. He has long been one of the best fielding pitchers in the game and this year has been no different even as he changed teams and leagues.
Catcher- Matt Wieters, Projected 8 Runs Saved
Wieters is exactly on pace to match our projection with six runs saved so far, but a strong bounce back year by four-time Fielding Bible Award winner Yadier Molina (11 runs saved) has knocked him out of the top spot at the catcher position and into third place, also behind Josh Thole of the Mets (8 runs saved).
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Originally published: August 24, 2012. Last Updated: August 24, 2012.