Red Sox Opening Day starters and their UZRs
Ultimate Zone Rating (UZR) is a value of the number of runs a fielder saves or costs his team compared to the average player at his position. An average defensive player's UZR is zero. Positive numbers show the player fields his position better than average, while a worse-than-average player earns a negative number. Here is the look at each Opening Day starter for the Red Sox and their UZR since 2002, according to Fangraphs.com. Note: If the player was traded during the season, his UZR includes the defensive statistics while on his new team. Catchers and pitchers are not assigned a UZR.
SOURCES: Mitchel Lichtman; Fangraphs.com, Baseball Think Factory, Major League Baseball
Daigo Fujiwara, Javier Zarracina, David Schutz/ Globe Staff