Simon: The Diamondbacks’ amazing defense

From SABR member Mark Simon at ACTA Sports on August 9, 2018:

Though we shone a spotlight on the Milwaukee Brewers’ defense last week, we neglected to mention a team that was just a notch behind them.

That team has since surpassed the Brewers statistically and currently has no equals on the defensive front—the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Diamondbacks have 108 Defensive Runs Saved this season. If that total holds, it will be the most since Sports Info Solutions began compiling the stat in 2003. The mark of 107 was set by the Cubs when they won the World Series in 2016.

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Originally published: August 9, 2018. Last Updated: August 9, 2018.