The free agent considered top of the market this season Low from MLB is Puerto Rican Carlos Correa, who recently got into a huge controversy with the New York Yankees fan, one of his main suitors to sign him, after mentioning in an interview that the legendary Derek Jeter “deserved none” of the 5 Golden Gloves he won during his Hall of Fame career.
In this interview, Correa alluded to the Defensive Runs Saves (DRS) metric to say that Jeter did not deserve any of the Golden Gloves he won, which according to his criteria, at the present time would not win any award because for the current evaluation of said award takes that metric into account to determine the winner.
There are many metrics and analytics that evaluate the defensive effectiveness of a player, such as the new Outs Above Average, Ultimate Zone Range or the Revised Zone Range, perhaps the first attempt to get out of the fielding percentage and errors being the DRS, which was introduced. in 2003 and tries to measure the number of runs that a defender saves or costs his team on average in a given period of time, measuring the range and quality of plays through an algorithm.
Since the DRS began to measure themselves in the 2003 season, Derek Jeter is the worst evaluated defender by this statistic of all time, since between that season and his retirement in 2014, ending with a balance of -162, while Adrián Beltré is the best qualified in history for this metric with a +202 DRS, with both players winning the same number of Gold Gloves during their careers despite
Correa has thus far proven to be a fairly competent defender who reached heights of excellence in 2021, after having won the American League Gold Glove as a shortstop, being the first of his career, in addition to having been the recipient of the Platinum Glove as the best defender in the entire Young Circuit, while his DRS is +68 during his career.