The Cuban shortstop is an above-average fielder who falls short of the elite level, but he is an asset on defense.
Defensively, Hardy is underrated. He had an unnoticed .990 FLD% last year and boasts a .980 career mark that bests both Jeter's and Escobar's.
need to know who the writer is?
You don't see the link?ByCraig Amos(Correspondent)
Depends on the writer.
He's a random nobody who mainly writes guest articles on MMA/UFC. They are meaningless fan assessments of the AL East. He had at least another one where he ranked Kelly Johnson as the 4th of 5 second basemen in the AL East. Seems like a guy who is maybe a casual fan of baseball or even a big fan of baseball who doesn't know a lick about advanced stats.