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One Defensive Metric's Gold Glove Winners....

AL defense

and

NL defense

# are above average (RSpt is Runs Saved total,  RS/150 is per 150 games)

Texas Players:

Player     GP   INN   RSpt RS/150
Barajas    94   825.0   1     1
Teixeira  159  1399.0   2     2
Kinsler   119  1032.0  -3    -3
Blalock   122  1063.7   1     1
M Young   155  1356.3   4     4
Wilkerson  80   664.3  -5    -9
Matthews  142  1227.0  -8    -9
DeRosa     60   512.0   2     6
Mench      57   489.7  -6   -16
C Lee(MIL) 98   835.3  -3    -5

Some other notables:

Player      GP   INN   RSpt RS/150
A Gonzalez 155 1341.0   5     5
Soriano    158 1374.7   5     5
D Roberts  116  970.0  14    19
Cameron    141 1244.0   8     9
Giles      158 1399.7  12    11
Pierre     162 1426.0  16    15
Lofton     120  961.0  -2    -3
V Wells    150 1290.3  12    13

Some comments.

Mike Young really improved a lot this year fielding-wise. Let's hope its for real.

GMJ, was not good for the year. OTOH, between the All-Star break and the end of the season his Runs Saved above average was 0..... So, he was better in the 2nd half. I still don't know if it's worth paying him the money as I'd rather get the picks, I think.

Kinsler did a passable job at 2B, but hopefully he'll get better as he learns the position more.

Adrian Gonzalez was an excellent fielding 1B as advertised.

Soriano did very well in LF. It's too bad we couldn't have the cajones to move him there.

Wilkerson and Mench were horrible in the outfield, while Lee in his MIL stint was bad (I don't have the Texas data, so I don't know if he was worse here).

San Diego's outfield was awesome. Given that Chris Young is an extreme flyball pitcher and Petco is a large park, I think it's safe to say that his numbers would not have been as good if he had pitched for Texas.

Finally, Wells' prowess on defense is one major reason I'd rather wait and sign him than GMJ.

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