COOL GRAPHIC: Range of Royals' outfielders vs. MLB average

The Royals are playing in the World Series thanks in part to their all-world defense, especially in the outfield. Alex Gordon is tremendous in left and Lorenzo Cain runs down just about everything in center. Norichika Aoki is OK in right, but in the late innings the speedy Jarrod Dyson takes over in center with Cain sliding into right.

The folks in ESPN's stats department put together this graphic using some defensive data to show just how much more range the Gordon-Dyson-Cain outfield has compared to the average MLB outfield. Check it out:

That is pretty darn neat. I want to see more. Like every other team in baseball, basically.

CBS Sports Writer

Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for,,,... Full Bio

Our Latest Stories
    24/7 Scores, News, Highlights