This is in the eye of the beholder, of course. What is certain is that Lowell, in an "off" year, made 15 errors at third base this season compared with A-Rod's 13. But Lowell made just 6 errors in each of his previous two seasons, while A-Rod made 36 total errors in 2005 and 2006. For his career, Rodriguez has a .960 fielding percentage at third base, while Lowell is practically unmatched at his position at .976.
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