Dewan: The 2016 Flat Bat Award

From SABR member John Dewan at ACTA Sports on December 1, 2016:

The Flat Bat Award is given annually to the best bunter of the year. To determine the winner, we look at run value—run expectancy gained or lost—for both successful and unsuccessful sacrifice and bunt-for-hit attempts for each player. Last season’s co-champions Delino DeShields and Dee Gordon both had limited playing time in 2016, which opened the door to several potential first-time winners.

Here are the top 10 players in bunt run value in 2016.

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Originally published: December 1, 2016. Last Updated: December 1, 2016.