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2011 TigsTools: Best Infield Defense

Loy was drafted in part for his strong defense

Infield defense can be one of the flashiest parts of the game as players make diving plays, acrobatic throws, and rob hits from would be base runners. Beyond the spectacular exists the footwork, range, instincts, hands, athleticism, and balance that comes with being a good defender. The combination of all of these gives those on this list a leg up as the premium defenders in the Tigers system.

Best Infield Defense 1. Gustavo Nunez (SS) 2. Cale Iorg (SS) 3. Brandon Loy (SS) 4. Dixon Machado (SS) 5. Eugenio Suarez (SS) "He's the best up the middle defender I've seen in several years," said one AL scout. "Yes, I've seen [Jose] Iglesias. Nunez is better." That is just a sampling of the glowing reviews Nunez has received over the last two seasons. Nunez is an ultra quick athlete...

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