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

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Using MGL's UZR defensive metric from Fangraphs for 2008, I took the top team, the Tampa Bay Rays (+74.2 UZR) and the bottom team, the Texas Rangers (-51.7 UZR) and mapped how each position contributed to the teams' overall numbers.

Note: The values in the legend correspond to the 20% cutoff points for all positions over the last three years. For example 20% of all fielders had a score of +9 UZR or better, 20% were between +3 UZR and +9 UZR, etc.

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