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Top 5 OF Arms

The top 5 OF arms thus far in the 2010 season.

Graph of the Day: UZR's Error Component and Unearned Runs

Continuing with the defensive metric theme of this weeks graphs, today we analyze the correlation between the Error component of UZR and unearned runs.

Graph of the Day: Range Factor

Expanding on yesterday's graph of the day, today we examine whether or not Range Factor correlates to defensive production any more than fielding percentage.

Graph of the Day: The Nate McLouth Factor

Fielding percentage is not a good statistic to use when valuing defensive contributions, as the sabermetric community well knows. Still, many people don't understand - not only is fielding percentage a poor representation of fielding, there is no correlation between a high Fld.% and a high UZR.

Graph of the Day: UZR Comparisons for 2008 NL Playoff Teams

Look at the defensive numbers for the 2008 National League Playoff Teams

Graph of the Day – Comparing Defensive Numbers for Shortstops that played from 2002 to 2008.

Looked at defense of 5 players, Derek Jeter, Edgar Rentaeria, Jimmy Rollins, Miguel Tejada, and Orlando Cabrera that played shortstop from 2002 to 2008.

Graph of the Day - 2008 Best and Worst Defensive Teams According to UZR Values

Sweet visual comparison of the best (Tampa Bay) and worst (Texas Rangers) defensive teams of 2008.

How Age Affects Infield Defense Using UZR Component Skills

A look a how age affects the defensive abilities of infielders, broken down by position and componen skills - range, error rate, and turning double plays.

Graph of the Day: Seattle's Revamped Outfield

Will the Seattle Mariners' new outfield really improve the team? We take a graphical look at their chances.

Behold, The Power of the Glove!

Does Omar Vizquel's defense help him break the replacement level barrier?

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