We can’t discuss the top five defensive right fielders in Major League Baseball without mentioning a certain Boston Red Sox star.
When you look at the best right fielders, the thing that usually comes to mind is who hits for the best average, who hits the most home runs and who drives in the most RBI’s. What usually does not come to mind is who the best defenders are.
Hitting and driving in runs is equally as important as preventing runs. Defense has become an overlooked aspect in every sport these days. The NBA defense is basically non-existent and in the NFL the best offense usually comes out on top. While defense has become over-looked, it is not something that can be completely ignored.
The World Series Champions from last year boasted one of the best defensive lineups in all of baseball last year. While defense is not going to be the determining factor for wins and losses like in football and basketball, it is definitely something for coaches to constantly keep an eye on.
These five right fielders do it better than anyone else at their position, and lucky for us in Red Sox Nation, we just so happen to have one of the best in all of baseball. Here are the Top 5 Defensive Right Fielders in MLB.