The inside story of how the Yankees overhauled their defense


CHICAGO — The Yankees are pitching better than a year ago and their lineup is more consistent.

But what is perhaps most striking about this year’s team compared to last season is their attention to detail in the field.

As of Wednesday, the Yankees had the highest field percentage in the majors (.992), according to Fangraphs. Last year they placed 23rd. And while that may not cover everything — all field stats are in error — even after the more advanced metrics, such as: B. saved defensive runs, in which they after the 29th

The reasons are varied, from a healthy DJ LeMahieu to roaming from second base to third to first; to a full season from first baseman Anthony Rizzo; to the significant addition of shortstop and the permanent shift of Gleyber Torres back to second place. The inside story of how the Yankees overhauled their defense


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