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DEFENSIVE RUNS SAVED
THE FORECAST One player hits better than anyone else, the other has a more complete résumé. What's your preference, runs produced or runs saved? Machado is baseball's best defensive third baseman; Cabrera is one of the worst. The glove gap is nearly enough to cover Cabrera's huge edge in the batter's box. Get ready for another September of bickering between those who value Triple Crown stats and those who value advanced metrics—and, if last year is an indication, another Cabrera win.