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By Eric Umphrey
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Modern Baseball Statistics (Part Four – Ultimate Zone Rating)


A column by Eric Umphrey

This is part four in a series of articles introducing the new statistics that baseball announcers are using in broadcasts. Today's statistic is Ultimate Zone Rating which is used to measure a players defensive skill. UZR only started being recorded in 2002 so we don't have data before then. This statistic is provided by a company called Sports Info Solutions. They actually hire people to watch every defensive play in baseball and give it a rating. It looks to pay fairly well as the average salary for this position is $32,000 a year.

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