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Fielding, defense, and Gold Gloves: A discussion

Everyone has an opinion when it comes to baseball awards, especially since advanced metrics became more widespread. It leads to discussions, arguments, and debates. The Gold Glove awards are no different.

FAQ On Analyzing Defense

The writers over at fieldingbible.com put together an impressive FAQ on everything that goes into their defensive statistics Defensive +/- and Defensive Runs Saved (DRS). If you've ever wondered, questioned or forgot about defensive statistics this is a tremendous resource. And you don't need a math degree to understand it either, just some basic knowledge about how baseball works.

Point Of Contention: Jeff Francoeur's Defense

Point Of Contention: Estimating Jeff Francoeur's Defense

Fielding Bible Awards

Aaron Hill voted best fielding second baseman in the game. Lyle Overbay, Scott Rolen, Marco Scutaro and Rod Barajas also ranked top-10 at their positions.

Our Defense (Was) A Good Defense

The 2009 Fielding Bible Awards were released today, with a few Mariners showing up on the list.

Dewan's Plus/Minus Updated at BJO

I don't know when this happened, but I think it was today because I'm pretty sure I was there yesterday. Anyway, Bill James Online now appears to have the new Fielding Bible 2 version of Dewan's fielding data. It now goes as far back as 2004 and is in terms of runs instead of just plays. That's really cool. The link sends you to Chase Utley's page, but it's a pay site. But, if you're interested in current plus/minus data, that's where you go.

How Much is Mark Teixeira Worth?

A discussion of the value of Mark Teixeira.

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