Last offseason, the Detroit Tigers desperately needed a shortstop, so they signed Javier Baez to a

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six-year, $140 million deal. They still desperately need a shortstop as the 2022 season is nearing its

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conclusion. Okay, perhaps you overreacted. Baez remains a skilled fielder. He makes all the challenging plays

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and has a wide field of play. The issue is that he fumbles plays that ought to be easier. This article will

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focus more on his difficulties on the field than at the plate. His dismal bat season has already been

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well covered. Baez's unpredictable throwing arm is a challenge for him as a fielder. The warning

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indicators surfaced as early as 2019, when he made a total of 15 errors, 12 of which were throwing errors.

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He has now made 20 errors in total over the last two years, including this one, with 13 of them being

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throwing errors. He presently leads the American League with 20 mistakes this season.

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After Spencer Torkelson was demoted to Triple-A Toledo at the All-Star break, the issue worsened.

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Nearly half of his errors—nine out of his 20—have occurred in the second half of the season while Torkelson

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has been in Toledo. This includes the three contests in which he committed multiple errors.

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