Cincinnati Reds currently rank as the best defensive team in baseball


Yes, it's still early in the season. Yes, defensive stats in baseball are notoriously fickle, and often times key ones don't even agree with one another. However, the way the Cincinnati Reds have played defense this year has certainly passed the eye test both in the infield and with Billy Hamilton anchoring the outfield defense. That makes finding out that the team's overall defense ranks as the single best in all of MLB according to FanGraphs' Defensive Runs Above Average not necessarily surprising, but certainly affirming.