Top eight MLB defensive stars heading into 2017

Manny Machado of the Baltimore Orioles

When it comes to measuring top players, offensive numbers seem to be the go-to statistics, but that’s just not fair. We often forget that an individual can still be a star for his team by dominating on the other side of the ball.

From a web-gem from a two-time Gold Glove Award winner who can prove himself at a hitter’s park or an outfielder who gives his pitcher an extra amount of confidence, defense matters.

While these guys may not be the kings of the batter’s box, they do prove that defense can certainly win championships. Here are eight top MLB defensive stars to watch for this upcoming season.

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Jessica Kleinschmidt

Jessica Kleinschmidt

Jessica is a sports writer with an obsession for baseball. You can catch her in the stands or in the media booth. She's the one with the big hair. In addition to Sportsnaut, Jessica has been featured on Bleacher Report, Fox Sports, and MLB Nation.