June 22, 2021

Dodgers Ranked Behind Diamondbacks for Best Infield Defense in NL West (Dodgers Nation)



The Dodgers and Diamondbacks boast some of the best defenses in all of baseball. While the Dodgers and Diamondbacks are neck and neck in terms of defensive output, it could really go either way. The Diamondbacks being ranked in front of the Dodgers is misleading and it is only because they are in the same division.

In a recent column by MLB.com, AJ Cassavell ranked the top middle infield duos in the National League West division, ranking the Dodgers second.

For example, the Dodgers and Diamondbacks were the only teams in baseball to have accumulated over 100 defensive runs saved (DRS) in 2019 at 136 and 117, respectively.

The Dodgers’ 2020 infield consists of four players who are so-so defensively but are all above league average. Max Muncy has made some significant strides defensively. Gavin Lux has had the case of the yips in the past, but does have some solid glove work over at second base. Corey Seager is one of the most statistically overrated defenders in the league, but still can get it done. Even Justin…

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