Every so often the UZR updates gets posted . . . of course on tangotiger.
How have the O's done?
1B Huff - his defense costs his team 25 runs a year . . . which is dreadful. Basically, his defense alone hurts the Orioles for 2.5 losses. Do the other O's balance him out?
2B Roberts - he saves 4 runs . . . down to a net -21 now.
3B Mora - dead even . . . he increases his range by cheating back, but in the grand scheme of things he is not hurting the team, yet. Still at -21.
SS Tejada - He saves 3 runs a year compared to the average SS. He has done well to keep himself there. People, including me, knock him for a loss of range, but he is making adjustments. Cal had no range, too. -18.
LF Payton - He saves 9 runs, which is actually 50% worse than last year. He should still be above average next year. His hitting is another story. -9.
CF Patterson - He saves 3 runs. Hopefully he continues to hit. -6.
RF Markakis - He saves 4 runs. This brings us down to -2.
We have a slightly below average defensive team. Though, I'd say dead average and give it a C. If Millar started at first we would be at +26. Yeah, putting Huff at DH would be worth 2 more wins over the course of the entire year.
How about the rest of the AL East?
BoSox . . . -52 . . . Manny Ramirez, Mike Lowell, and JD Drew are killing them defensively.
Yanks . . . -3 . . . Jeter is what negates the others.
Jays . . . +36 . . . their defense should give them 3 wins.
D-Rays . . . -123 . . . wow . . . just wow. That does explain their tanking even with the pitching and hitting they have.