Simon: The best defensive team of the 21st century

From SABR member Mark Simon at ACTA Sports on April 15, 2020:

We covered the best defensive players of the 21st century in a series of articles (and Twitter polls) the last two weeks. But what about trying to figure out which was the best defensive team?

The first season for tracking Defensive Runs Saved was 2003, so we’ll use numbers from that year forward to try to figure it out and we’ll look at other measures to evaluate if any team from 2000 to 2002 belongs on the list. Keep in mind that from 2003 to 2012, we are using the older version of Defensive Runs Saved. From 2013 forward, we’re using the updated version of the stat, which we introduced last year.

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Originally published: April 16, 2020. Last Updated: April 16, 2020.