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List: Five of MLB's best defenders

8/13/2014 - MLB

It's time to give the glove some love, and our top-five list focuses on the best of the best defensive players. Traditional numbers such as fielding percentage tell only part of the story. So we're going to dig deeper into some defensive metrics and examine which players rate the best in some key areas.

BEST AT GETTING TO EVERYTHING: Andrelton Simmons, SS, Braves

BEST AT MAKING TOUGH PLAYS: Dustin Pedroia, 2B, Red Sox

BEST OUTFIELD ARM: Alex Gordon, LF, Royals

BEST CATCHER ARM: Yadier Molina, Cardinals

BEST HOME RUN ROBBER: Carlos Gomez, CF, Brewers