MLB Metrics 101: Baseball’s Best Athletes According to Statcast – Bleacher Report
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Kevin Kiermaier, CF, Tampa Bay Rays
Kevin Kiermaier is one of baseball’s fastest sprinters, and he’s known for having a rocket arm and a glove that can catch anything. Yet he’s not among the leaders in high-difficulty catches in 2017, and his bat has lost thump to boot. He’s a great athlete who’s having a down year.
Starling Marte, CF, Pittsburgh Pirates
Starling Marte was a Statcast gem like few others in past years. He could run like the wind, throw darts and hit moonshots. But he’s played only 33 games this season, for reasons that throw all of the above into question.
Ender Inciarte, CF, Atlanta Braves
Keon Broxton, CF, Milwaukee Brewers
Jake Marisnick, CF, Houston Astros
Per MLB.com’s David Adler, Jake Marisnick is coming off a year in which he featured one of baseball’s strongest arms. And he’s now developing real power. But he’s not especially fast by center field standards. Nor is he a standout with high-difficulty catches.
Carlos Correa, SS, Houston Astros
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, Miami Marlins