Dewan: The defensive value of this year’s free agents

From SABR member John Dewan at ACTA Sports on December 8, 2017:

As the Winter Meetings begin in Orlando next week, you can bet that the previously dormant free agent market will heat up once more. To that point, it makes sense to check in with the current crop of free agents to determine who did and did not excel in the field according to each player’s Defensive Runs Saved (DRS) in 2017.

Below are this offseason’s best and worst defensive free agents. Please note given the increasing value that teams have placed on defensive versatility in recent years, we’ve also included the number of positions played by the free agent (minimum 75 innings played at an individual position) this past season.

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Originally published: December 8, 2017. Last Updated: December 8, 2017.