MLB's 10 Most Error-Prone Defenders

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MLB's 10 Most Error-Prone Defenders
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The stigma surrounding the title "poor defender" in baseball is difficult for a player to shake.

In addition to being highlighted nightly on SportsCenter rolling around in the outfield (or infield) as opposing baserunners run furiously around the bases, a connotation of laziness and complacency often accompanies the poor-fielding player.

If you wanted to know who the most error-prone defenders in MLB were, the best place to start would be's league leaders. There you'd find the worst offenders in the league, led by young sensation Starlin Castro.

But that's the funny thing about errors. Shortstops make the most of the them.

While that certainly makes sense due to the difficult nature of playing shortstop, the game's most demanding position, it also doesn't mean that shortstops are the worst offenders in the realm of "most error-prone." A good portion of their errors are due to the position itself.

For that reason, this list is not simply a laundry list of the league leaders in errors. Instead, it is a look (weighted by position) at the worst bumblers in the league.

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