In the great history of Major League Baseball, there were guys who were born to hit, guys who were born to run, guys who were born to throw a baseball with dazzling accuracy and power, and guys who were born to perform every skill with magnificent ease.
And then, there were the guys who were born with hands of stone.
In today's statistical world, every single player in baseball is measured in terms of different metrics. Defensively, sabermetricians use such terms as dWAR, UZR, Rtot (Total Zone Total Fielding Runs Above Average) along with many others.
In my terms, it basically means a whole bunch of guys who couldn't field if their life depended on it. Yes, it's safe to say I'm not a card-carrying member of SABR.org.
However, despite anyone's opinion regarding the use of analytics to measure a player's defensive worth, just about everyone on this particular list were and are just classically bad fielders, and while many of them were assets with the bat, they also were a complete liability on the field.
Here, then, is a list of 40 of the worst defensive players in MLB history.