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

    Ender Inciarte is a wizard with his glove but not much of a sprinter. He’s also one of baseball’s least powerful hitters.


    Keon Broxton, CF, Milwaukee Brewers

    Keon Broxton can certainly run and catch. But his power is part of what made him a big breakout star last year, and it just hasn’t been there in 2017.


    Jake Marisnick, CF, Houston Astros

    Per’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

    Carlos Correa might have the best arm and most power of any shortstop. But his sprint speed falls only in good-not-great territory. Plus, his glove isn’t as impressive as his arm.


    Giancarlo Stanton, RF, Miami Marlins

    Giancarlo Stanton is a massively powerful slugger with a great arm and a surprisingly strong glove. But there’s one guy out there with a similar yet slightly better profile. More on him later.


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