Dewan: The best and worst defensive players thus far

From SABR member John Dewan at ACTA Sports on June 10, 2016:

Last season, Kevin Kiermaier led all of Major League Baseball saving an estimated 42 runs defensively for the Tampa Bay Rays. That was the most by any player in a given season since Baseball Info Solutions began tracking the data in 2003, and 13 runs ahead of the next ranked player in 2015, Ender Inciarte. Kiermaier’s fractured left hand is keeping him from topping the leaderboard this season. Thus far this year, Adam Eaton of the White Sox leads the way with 16 Runs Saved.

Read the full article here:

Originally published: June 10, 2016. Last Updated: June 10, 2016.