Astros: 10 stats comparing Brantley and Reddick for an important decision

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Houston Astros outfielder Josh Reddick (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Stats #1-2: Comparing Brantley’s and Reddick’s defense

Key Stat #1:  Fielding percentage

When it comes to flashing the leather, Brantley holds a remarkably high .993 fielding percentage, and has made only 15 errors in his entire career as a major league outfielder. Meanwhile, Reddick possesses a slightly below average—but respectable—.980 career fielding percentage, and has committed 43 errors.

In 2019, both players featured a .983 fielding percentage as the Houston Astros’ primary corner outfielders last season. Reddick committed four errors in the outfield to Brantley’s three, but Reddick had sustained that fielding percentage for over 100 more innings of work. This may very well explain why Reddick was the only Astros outfielder to finish as high as a runner-up in 2019 voting for a Gold Glove Award.

Career Advantage: Brantley
2019 Advantage: Reddick

Key Stat #2: Outfield assists

Both players are regarded as possessing above average to excellent throwing arms to gun down baserunners. Brantley has 59 career outfield assists, while Reddick possesses 68, including four over the last season to Brantley’s three.

Career Advantage: Reddick
2019 Advantage: Reddick

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