From SABR member Mark Simon at The Athletic on September 23, 2019:
Though this season will be best remembered for the many balls that left the ballpark and swings that came up empty, defense was still an important part of the game. It’s looking like eight of the 10 playoff teams will finish with a positive Defensive Runs Saved total. Of the two that won’t, the Nationals have one of the best young outfielders in the game and the Yankees have one of the top outfields in the game.
You can’t have a good defensive team without many good defensive players, and even the teams that didn’t fare well this season have a standout or two. Here’s a team-by-team look at the defensive MVPs of 2019.
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Originally published: September 24, 2019. Last Updated: September 24, 2019.