From SABR member John Dewan at ACTA Sports on February 29, 2012:
One of the new features of The Fielding Bible – Volume III (arrived at the publisher today!) is a section on defensive projections. The calculation is simple: prorate each player’s three-year Defensive Runs Saved over the number of innings we forecast them to play at each position in 2012. In this week’s Stat of the Week, we’ll take a look at the projected leaders at each position and the top-projected defensive teams for 2012.
The projected 2012 Runs Saved leaders:
Even though Mark Buerhle is taking his talents to South Beach, we fully expect him to continue his fielding dominance in the National League, as a member of the Marlins. We also expect Buehrle’s fellow-reigning Fielding Bible Award winners Matt Wieters, Albert Pujols, Brett Gardner, and Austin Jackson to maintain their high level of play in 2012.
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Originally published: February 29, 2012. Last Updated: February 29, 2012.