Bush committed only two errors in 143 total chances--including 137 putouts and 4 assists--giving him a .986 fielding average
. For comparison, the composite fielding average
for first basemen among Yale's opponents was just .970.
Bill Madlock did have those advantages and yet his lifetime fielding average
is 21 points lower!
Ciriaco has committed three errors at third in limited play; his fielding average
Aaron Payne, 5-11, 175, Jr., San Clemente, Calif.: Returning starter and honorable mention all-Pac-12 pick was solid in the field a year ago with a .973 fielding average
and eight errors in 56 appearances; he also hit .277 with a team-leading 42 runs and a .405 on-base average.
The batting was insipid, the fielding average
and the bowling ineffective on a pitch where the Indians found the edges, took their catches and batted as if it were a flat belter.
Third baseman Fern Shollenberger was a four-time all-star who led all third basemen in fielding percentage three years in a row, and her career .942 fielding average
is best at that position.
He had a fielding average
of .978, while Owen fielded .983 (and batted .259).
Pitching, hitting, and fielding inputs are measured by the team's annual earned-run average (TERA), batting and slugging average (TBA and TSA), and fielding average
(TFA), respectively.(5) Teams whose pitchers yield fewer runs have a lower TERA and are expected, all else equal, to win more frequently.
Banks was a steady defensive performer at short with a career fielding average
Kell was also an All-Star in every one of those seasons and led American League third basemen in fielding average
in 1946, 1950, and 1951.
Patterson's fielding average
stayed the same, but pitcher Ramon Ramirez's ERA went up.
Defensively, he had a .970 fielding average
and led the AL in assists four times and double plays three times.