Out of zone plays made

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Out of zone plays made, known by the acronym OOZ, is a baseball statistic used to measure a baseball player's performance on defense.[1][2][3][4][5]

The sabermetrics statistic is also a component other baseball statistics, including the Zone Rating and Revised Zone Rating (RZR) measures of a baseball player's defensive performance. It was developed by sports statistician John Dewan in the 1980s, and then enhanced by him in 2006.[2][6]

OOZ reflects the number of plays a fielder makes on balls that were hit outside his "zone".[6][7] A player's "zone", for purposes of the definition, is considered those parts of the field in which on average a fielder is able to convert half of his chances into outs.[7]

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  1. ^ Matthew Leach (August 21, 2008). "Glaus has stats to be Gold Glover in '08". mlb.com. Retrieved April 16, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "RZR | FanGraphs Sabermetrics Library". Fangraphs. January 25, 2011. Retrieved April 16, 2011.
  3. ^ Mike DiGiovanna (February 24, 2011). "Angels hope playing the numbers game adds up to something special". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 16, 2011.
  4. ^ "Don't be so fast to yank Burrell". Courier Post. April 7, 2008. Retrieved April 16, 2011.
  5. ^ Brandon Heikoop (November 6, 2008). "2008 American League "Shoulda" Gold Gloves". Bleacher Report. Retrieved April 16, 2011.
  6. ^ a b Sean Smith (April 2, 2007). "What is Zone Rating?". Hardball Times. Retrieved April 16, 2011.
  7. ^ a b Bryan Tsao; Carolina Bolado; Joe Distelheim (2007). The Hardball Times Baseball Annual 2008. ACTA Publications. ISBN 0-87946-341-4. Retrieved April 16, 2011.