Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez wins his 4th Fielding Bible Award, receiving recognition for his play at shortstop

After being honored for his elite versatility in previous seasons, Javier Baez of the Chicago Cubs has now been recognized for his exceptional play at shortstop. Baez earned fourth Fielding Bible Award, being recognized this time at shortstop. He tied for first among shortstops in Double Play Runs saved and tied for second in Defensive […]

MLB Position Power Rankings for Every Team’s Top Outfielder

The coronavirus pandemic might have delayed the start of the 2020 MLB season for at least two weeks, but there is still plenty to discuss in anticipation of Opening Day. From the offseason spending spree to the confusing series of events that saw the Boston Red Sox trade star outfielder Mookie Betts to the Los […]

How will the Giants catch the ball in 2020? Let’s consult ‘The Fielding Bible’

Reigning AL Gold Glove second baseman Yolmer Sánchez made his first spring start as a shortstop for the Giants the other day. He was playing to the right of second base in an exaggerated shift. The batter hit a popup to the left side. Sánchez sprinted and sprinted and sprinted and then left his feet […]

Honoring the defensive MVPs of all 30 teams

By Mark Simon, Sports Info Solutions  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 Dodgers’ Dominant Defense

By Mark Simon The Dodgers are poised to not just dominate the NL West again, but to dominate all of baseball in defensive performance. The Dodgers lead MLB with 62 Defensive Runs Saved. The next-closest team entering Thursday is the Astros with 45. What’s impressive about the Dodgers is that they’ve done this after they […]

Stat of the Week: Who Is March & April’s Defensive Player of the Month

By MARK SIMON Brewers center fielder Lorenzo Cain’s game-ending home run-robbing catch against Jose Martinez on Opening Day didn’t just win a game against the Cardinals. It set the tone for his month and left a lasting impression in the minds of those who saw it. Cain won the Baseball Info Solutions Defensive Player of the Month for […]

Who are the Best Defensive Players in MLB? Here are our Top Picks

By Mark Simon, Sports Info Solutions It was cool that Lorenzo Cain’s catch of a would-be game-tying home run was the most prominent play of Opening Day. It was a reminder that in this era in which the focus seems to be on strikeouts and home runs, defense still matters … a lot. Click here […]

Athletics Got An ‘A’ For Their Shift Defense In 2018

By MARK SIMON The Athletics were one of the surprise teams in baseball last season, winning the second AL Wild Card and challenging the Astros for the AL West title. Chances are that you know the Athletics had the best defensive player in baseball last season in third baseman Matt Chapman. But they were also […]

Larry Walker Meets the Hall of Fame Standard

Larry Walker is a high-end Hall of Fame candidate. But not everyone seems to have figured that out yet.

Who Were the Top Performing Defensive Rookies in 2018?

By MARK SIMON Who were the top defensive rookies in 2018? No. 1 in the majors isn’t hard to figure out if you’ve been paying close attention this season. We’ve lauded Cardinals outfielder Harrison Bader for his performance throughout the year. He led all rookies with 19 Defensive Runs Saved, only two runs off the overall lead […]

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