Player UZR Change RZR Change LgAverage DRA Change PFr Lobaton (C) n/a -- n/a --- n/a 6.6 +0.3 -1.7 Ramos (C) n/a -- n/a --- n/a 2.5 -0.2 -0.6 Span (CF) -3.4 -2.0 .925 -.004 .923 - 3.9 -0.3 n/a Espinosa (2B) 0.1 +0.1 .790 +.011 .784 1.1 -1.2 n/a LaRoche (1B) -1.4 +0.9 .807 -.065 .812 - 5.8 -4.7 n/a McLouth (LF) -0.7 +0.3 .880 --- .873 - 1.3 -0.5 n/a Harper (LF) -1.6 +0.1 .875 --- .873 - 2.9 -0.3 n/a Desmond (SS) -3.9 +0.7 .799 +.004 .793 - 8.7 +2.0 n/a Werth (RF) -2.3 -1.0 .933 +.001 .900 - 4.0 -3.2 n/a Rendon (3B) 0.5 +1.5 .713 +.006 .706 0.4 -0.6 n/a Zimmerman (LF) 0.7 -- .971 --- .873 2.2 -- n/a minimum 160 innings
Let's start by looking at where the systems agree. UZR, RZR and DRA all think that Denard Span's fielding declined, with UZR seeing the decline as quite sharp. All three are also of the opinion that Ian Desmond's fielding has improved, with DRA seeing a substantial improvement. All other indicators are mixed, but RZR and DRA think Adam LaRoche's fielding has suffered in the past couple of weeks. DRA and UZR think Jayson Werth's fielding has declined. The interesting thing here is that in the last review DRA thought these same two players improved. I am of the opinion that this might well reflect the influence of Werth's counterparts on other teams pushing the league averages up. LaRoche's sharp RZR decline makes me think the falls in UZR and DRA are more meaningful.
Looking at overall sums, UZR sees a slight improvement of +0.6, which might have been a lot better except for the bad scores from Werth and Span. DRA, by contrast, sees a -8.7-run decline, which is almost an entire win. RZR sees all the regulars performing around league average, with the exceptions of Werth and Ryan Zimmerman. Owing to family issues, I haven't been able to follow the games over this time, so I can't comment about which I think better matches my impressions.
Both catchers saw their pitch-framing runs saved decline by 0.3.
* These are available at the Baseball Gauge of Seamheads.com. Humphreys wrote the excellent Wizardry, which is a way of looking at fielding using only the traditional statistics, and not the newfangled play-by-play metrics.