Lagares Saved 11 Runs With His Arm Last Season

An article by posted on January 12, 2014

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According to John Dewan, Mets center fielder Juan Lagares saved 11 runs last season with his arm. 

Most Outfield Arm Runs Saved, 2013
PlayerOF Arm Runs Saved
Gerardo Parra12
Juan Lagares11
Jose Bautista9
Adam Jones7
Leonys Martin6
Chris Denorfia6
Carlos Gomez6
Alex Gordon6
Jeff Francoeur5
Juan Perez5
Norichika Aoki5

Rookie center fielder Juan Lagares saved the Mets an estimated 11 runs with his arm, and he did that in only 820 innings at the position.

His lofty total was supported by his 12 kills—runners thrown out without the assist of a relay man. That is the sixth-highest total in the last five seasons. 

So in addition to all the runs Lagares saves with his spectacular play in the outfield which includes countless leaping grabs and many diving stops, his arm is also rated among the best in baseball.

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