Monday, December 6, 2021

Newsletter Excerpt, December 6, 2021 -- "Better Defense, and the Tigers"

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"In 2021, the Tigers had their best defense, by Defensive Efficiency, in years (.698, 11th-best in MLB). Per Outs Above Average, a defense that was bottom-five in its previous two full seasons improved to 19th overall. The Tigers have doubled down on that improvement, and it positions them to contend for the first time in six years."