UZR tells you how many runs better or worse that player has been relative to the average player at his position. A **+5 UZR at third** means the player is five runs better than the average third baseman. There are some reasons for caution, however.

## What is a good wRC+?

The **league average wRC+ sits at 100**, so a player who notches a wRC+ of 150 would be 50% above league average. Similarly, a player with a wRC+ of 80 created 20% fewer runs than league average.

## What is BsR FanGraphs?

Base Running (BsR) is FanGraphs’ **all encompassing base running statistic that turns stolen bases, caught stealings**, and other base running plays (taking extra bases, being thrown out on the bases, etc) into runs above and below average.

### What is considered a good FIP in baseball?

FIP takes a pitcher’s strikeouts, walks, and home runs allowed and translates them into a number scaled to ERA. … A good FIP, similar to a good ERA, is usually going to be one that is **in the 2s or low 3s**.

### What is def FanGraphs?

Def is simply **fielding runs above average** (Ultimate Zone Rating at FanGraphs) and the positional adjustment added together and tells you about a player’s total defensive value relative to league average.

### What is defensive zone rating?

UZR **quantifies a player’s entire defensive performance by attempting to measure how many runs a defender saved**. It takes into account errors, range, outfield arm and double-play ability.

### What UZR 150?

UZR/150 (**ultimate zone rate per 150 games**): The number of runs above or below average a fielder is, per 150 defensive games.

### What are good defensive runs saved?

What’s a good Defensive Runs Saved total for a season? The best fielders at each position typically finish with **between 15 and 20 Defensive Runs Saved** at the end of the year. In other words, we estimate that they saved their team 15-20 runs more than an average fielder at the position.

### What is the best defensive stat in baseball?

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- In the Outfield, Baseball Prospectus’s Fielding Runs Above Average (FRAA) is the “best” defensive metric.
- In the Infield, MLB’s Outs Above Average (OAA), which is based on Statcast and still evolving, is the “best” defensive metric.

### Is Derek Jeter the worst defensive player of all time?

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter. It’s tough to separate Derek Jeter from his place as one of the **worst defensive** shortstops of all time — statistically — because he won five Gold Gloves and his hustle play in the 2001 ALCS against the A’s is one of the greatest defensive plays of all time.

### How many errors did Derek Jeter have?

Jeter committed **56 errors**, a SAL record. Despite this, he was named the SAL’s Best Defensive Shortstop, Most Exciting Player, and Best Infield Arm by Baseball America.

### What is Total Zone baseball?

Sean Smith of BaseballProjection.com developed Total Zone Total Fielding Runs, which is “**the number of runs above or below average the player was worth based on the number of plays made**.”Sean Smith, “Total Zone Defense on Baseball Reference,” 5 May 2008, HardballTimes.com.

### Does defense matter in baseball?

**Defense does matter**, however its value only holds so much weight in terms of winning baseball games. Pitching and hitting are the primary focuses of the sport, while fielding is just “expected”. This is why players who shine on the diamond do not get the same money as the home run hitters and lights out pitchers.

### What is off FanGraphs?

Off is **a combination of our park adjusted batting runs above average** and our base running runs above average and credits a player for the quality and quantity of their total offensive performance during a given period of time.

### How are doctors calculated?

To calculate Defensive Runs Saved, for each ball hit, **points are either added or subtracted to the fielder’s rating** depending on whether or not they make the play. For example, if a ball hit to the center fielder is expected to be caught 30 percent of the time, and it is caught, the fielder gains 0.7 points.

### Is FIP better than ERA?

When compared to ERA, **FIP does a much better job evaluating** how well a pitcher performed versus simply calculating how many earned runs were scored while the pitcher was on the mound.

### Is a negative FIP good?

Basically, he’s been so **good** he broke the formula. Obviously, it’s not possible for a pitcher to have an ERA lower than 0, so a negative FIP just means that based on his walk rate, strikeout rate and home run rate, the formula expects him to have given up zero runs this month.