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That’s 21 18 different players in 5 years. No repeats. At all. I mean- there are quite a few...

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That’s 21 18 different players in 5 years. No repeats. At all. I mean- there are quite a few repeats of 40+ run hitters or 55+ run pitchers- you see a lot of Pujols and Cabrera and Halladay and Lee. But the fielding just looks like a bad exercise of statistical noise. This, again, cuts to the heart of the point I’ve made at least a dozen times on this site: I just can’t accept using WAR as our shorthand for valuing a player when it’s so heavily influenced by wildly fluctuating fielding.

by sterlingice at RoyalsReview Link to the discussion ed: Check out our comments section for another great discussion regarding the growing scrutiny of and the wishing for better defensive data and associated metrics. -jbopp
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