Dewan: Who will be the best defenders in 2013?

From SABR member John Dewan at ACTA Sports on April 2, 2013:

Baseball Info Solutions introduced its defensive projections in The Fielding Bible – Volume III a year ago. The 2013 projections follow the same simple formula: prorate each player’s three-year Defensive Runs Saved totals over the number of defensive innings we forecast for him in 2013. In this Stat of the Week, we’ll look at the top players at each position and the top teams in our projections.

Here are the projected leaders in Defensive Runs Saved by position.


Mark Buehrle and Albert Pujols are the two position leaders in our 2013 projections whom we also projected to lead their positions a year ago. In 2012, Buehrle did just that, saving his team 12 runs defensively on his way to his fourth consecutive Fielding Bible Award. Jake Westbrook was right behind Buehrle with 11.

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Originally published: April 2, 2013. Last Updated: April 2, 2013.