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TotalZone on First Base Prospects

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Looking at Sean Smith's TotalZone fielding metric and applying it to the top first base prospects in baseball

TotalZone on Third Base Prospects

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Looking at Sean Smith's TotalZone fielding metric and applying it to the top third base prospects in baseball.

Minor League Splits Now Has Defensive Numbers: Rally Explains

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Minor League Splits now has TotalZone defensive ratings. TotalZone is a Retrosheet-based defensive metric created by Sean 'CHONE' Smith, who is also the creator of the super-cool CHONE projection system. Many of you probably already know about this, but even if you do, you should check out this Hardball Times article (which also has links to his earlier articles on TotalZone used for historical defensive rankings) go get an idea of his methodology, defensive "MLEs," defensive correlations between minor league levels, and the acknowledged limits of the system. Another important step...
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