Rookies making a defensive impact
Jackie Bradley Jr., Billy Hamilton proving to be major assets in the field
Abreu and Springer might be two of the most notable among this year's rookie class, but their early defensive struggles hardly speak for the rookie class as a whole. Because there are several guys who are proving that being new to the majors does not prevent a player from making a positive impact defensively over the course of the season. In fact, there are quite a few rookies who have been among the best defensive players in all of baseball this season.
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