Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is widely regarded as one of the best defensive players in baseball. He won the Gold Glove the past two seasons for NL shortstops. He's tall with range, is sure-handed and has a cannon. But he's in an absolute funk defensively right now.
After an errant throw to first base early in the game and then later a ball went right through his legs Tuesday, he now has six errors this season in only 11 games. Last season, in 140 games, Tulowitzki only committed six errors. His career high for errors in a season is 11, which came in 155 games his rookie year (2007). So he's more than halfway home after only 11 games.
We're still real early in the season and odds are this slows down very soon. Still, it's possible for these things to become mental -- and the second error Tuesday suggests it already has become mental for Tulowitzki. Hopefully he gets it fixed before Knoblauchitis sets in.
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