Flashing Leather

March 31st, 2016
Lauded by MLB analysts.

Lauded by MLB analysts.

So, you are sitting on your La-Z-Boy at home, beer in hand, and you see Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier dive for a sinking liner and bounceĀ up with ball firmly in his glove.

“Damn,” you say to yourself, “he’s the best center fielder in the American League.”

You would be both right and wrong. A group of BSPN baseball analysts are going over the best and worst and all sorts of other lists in preparation for the season opener next week. When asked who has the best chance of having the most Web Gems this season, no other player received more votes than Kiermaier.

In fact, Kiermaier received twice as many votes as the second place vote-getter, Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado.

So, yes and no, Kiermaier isn’t just the best center fielder in the American League, he’s the best defender in baseball, period.


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