After the 2007 season, Chipper Jones complained the wrong third baseman had won the NL Gold Glove Award:

“When I find out [David Wright won] I was speechless, for quite some time,” Chipper said. “Certainly the guys with the least amount of errors and best fielding percentage quite obviously didn’t win it.”

Now, on the eve of ACL surgery, Jones is talking about his increased range:

“I read online last night that my Range Factor [a defensive measure] was better this season,” he said.

You see that? In the span of just three years Jones has gone from fielding percentage and errors to range factor. That’s progress!

We always knew Chipper was internets-savvy. Maybe next year Chipper will be talking about +/- and UZR?

One Response to “Chipper’s statistical vocabulary grows”

  1. Paul Moro says:

    I think that this is just a case of him accepting stats that back up his opinion of himself. If his Range Factor was crappy, he’d probably take a dump on it.

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