Are you familiar with the stat Defensive Runs Saved? You should be. Here’s a description, courtesy of Sports Illustrated writer Joe Posnanski:
“[T]he numbers determines (using film study and computer comparisons) how many more or fewer successful plays a defensive player will make than league average. For instance, if a shortstop makes a play that only 24% of shortstops make, he will get .76 of a point (1 full point minus .24). If a shortstop BLOWS a play that 82% of shortstops make, then you subtract .82 of a point. And at the end, you add it all up and get a plus/minus.”
This week’s trivia question is: Who led the 2011 Mets in Defensive Runs Saved with a +8 total?
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