Nats Flashing the Leather
Each night, ESPN highlights the best offensive plays of the day on their Web Gem segment of “Baseball Tonight.” This year, they are tracking the best Web Gems and listing them on the Baseball Tonight Clubhouse page every Monday. The winners will be listed by player appearance, team appearance and Web Gem Points.
Web Gem points are calculated by awarding five points for the night’s top defensive play, four points for second, three for third, two for fourth and one for fifth. Scoring is based on the Web Gems from the last “Baseball Tonight” show to air on a given night.
So far this season, the Washington Nationals and All-Star Ryan Zimmerman have been featured prominently on the Web Gems leaderboard! Here are the current rankings:
Web Gem points leaderboard
Brandon Inge 24
Carlos Gomez 22
Ryan Zimmerman 20
Robert Andino 20
Ryan Sweeney 19
Jack Wilson 19
Michael Bourn 18
Web Gem appearances leaderboard (players)
David Wright New York Mets Third base 8
Brandon Inge Detroit Third base 8
Ryan Zimmerman Washington Third base 7
Carlos Gomez Minnesota Center field 6
Eight tied 5
Web Gem appearances leaderboard (teams)
New York Mets 19
You can track Zimmerman and the rest of the Nationals each week here at the ESPN Baseball Tonight Clubhouse.