Continuing our look at the defensive prowess of outfielders, today we focus on the 2009 Rays.
As always, data is based on David Pinto's PMR and Defensive Charts.
I know this isn't Tropicana Field, but being a dome, it's very hard to get a good overhead shot. Anyway, let's talk about the defense.
B.J. Upton was just phenomenal last season. He had one zone where he was +8 plays. Part of that was Upton taking some discretionary plays (which is most likely why Gabe Gross is a negative in the same zone).
Both Crawford and Gross were outstanding in the corners as well.
There were very few places in the outfield where the Rays weren't above average - often substantially above average, which no doubt helped to catapult them into the playoffs.