Defensive Runs Saved

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Defensive Runs Saved (DRS) is a baseball statistic that measures the number of runs a player saved or cost his team on defense relative to an average player.[1][2] Any positive number is above average, and the best fielders typically fall into a range of 15–20 for a season.[3] The statistic was developed by Baseball Info Solutions.[4] The record for most defensive runs saved in a single season is held by center fielder Kevin Kiermaier, who saved 42 runs in 2015.[5]

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  1. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions about Plus/Minus and Runs Saved". fieldingbible.com. Archived from the original on October 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ Slowinski, Steve (February 15, 2010). "DRS". fangraphs.com. Archived from the original on October 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ Johns, Greg (October 25, 2012). "Ryan wins Fielding Bible Award at short". MLB.com. Archived from the original on October 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ Simon, Mark (July 9, 2012). "Surprise! Why Chipper rates well on D". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on October 26, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Kevin Kiermaier Statistics". Fangraphs.com. Retrieved November 12, 2015.