Diamondbacks Among MLB’s Best Defensive Teams Over Last Three Seasons

Diamondbacks Among MLB’s Best Defensive Teams Over Last Three Seasons
Fact Checked by Michael Peters

It’s been more than a month since the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Cinderella run through the MLB postseason ended three wins shy of the franchise’s second World Series title while invigorating Arizona sports betting.

Regardless of the championship series outcome, Arizona has quickly emerged as one of the best defensive teams in the majors, with budding superstars like outfielder Corbin Carroll, catcher Gabriel Moreno and veteran infielder Ketel Marte leading the charge.

Between those three and a host of other D’backs players, Arizona can call themselves one of the MLB’s best teams in the field over the last three seasons, posting the league’s ninth-best number when it comes to average errors per game.

As we have moved into the depths of the offseason, it is important to dissect what MLB teams can do to follow the formula of successful teams. BetArizona.com used TeamRankings.com to look at the least to most mistake-prone MLB teams by average errors per game over the past three seasons.

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Errors Per Game Last 3 Seasons

RankTeamAverage Errors Per Game
1St. Louis Cardinals0.446
2Seattle Mariners0.450
3Houston Astros0.457
4San Diego Padres0.470
5Atlanta Braves0.480
6Baltimore Orioles0.483
7Texas Rangers0.487
8Tampa Bay Rays0.497
9Arizona Diamondbacks0.500
T-10Los Angeles Dodgers0.503
T-10Toronto Blue Jays0.503
12Kansas City Royals0.507
13New York Mets0.513
14Minnesota Twins0.520
15Colorado Rockies0.523
16Philadelphia Phillies0.526
17Milwaukee Brewers0.536
18Cincinnati Reds0.540
T-19Oakland Athletics0.547
T-19Cleveland Guardians0.547
21Los Angeles Angels0.550
22New York Yankees0.560
23Chicago Cubs0.567
24Detroit Tigers0.570
25Pittsburgh Pirates0.583
T-26Miami Marlins0.597
T-26Washington Nationals0.597
T-28Boston Red Sox0.603
T-28Chicago White Sox0.603
30San Francisco Giants0.617

Arizona sportsbook apps list the L.A. Dodgers as the World Series favorite at +450. Atlanta is second at +700.

D’backs Emerging as Defensive Juggernaut

While Arizona failed to make the postseason in two of the three seasons highlighted, the D’backs play in the field has still fared better than the league’s average since 2021.

The team’s average errors per game (.500) are the fourth-best among the 15 teams in the National League, ranking below only St. Louis (.446), San Diego (.470) and Atlanta (.480). Leaguewide, Arizona’s sandwiched between No. 8 Tampa Bay (.497) and the No. 10 L.A. Dodgers and Toronto Blue Jays.

As for the year ahead, oddsmakers at ESPN BET Arizona currently list the D’backs at +3000 to win the World Series, which ranks in a tie for 12th alongside Boston, Minnesota, San Diego and Tampa Bay.  

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Christopher Boan

Christopher Boan is the lead writer at BetArizona.com after covering sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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