Traditional fielding statistics have proven to be antiquated.
They certainly don’t tell the story of how well Ke’Bryan Hayes is playing third base for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Hayes has been charged with 10 errors in 96 games this season. That ranks fourth among major league third baseman and are six more than he made in 119 games over his first two big league seasons.
However, Hayes entered Thursday with 15 defensive runs saved to lead everyone at the position. That was one more than the 14 of the St. Louis Cardinals’ Nolan Arenado who has won nine National League Gold Gloves.