Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo
Actually Hamilton is slightly better than avg.
His RF - 2.43
Lg RF - 2.39
Of course his Right Field #'s are dramatically better.
His RF - 3.11
Lg RF - 2.20
range factor is a very poor way of looking at defense. He may get a lot more fly balls in the outfield than other guys, therefore his range factor will be higher.
David Gassko wrote this article for The Hardball Times
on June 14th and at the bottom is has a spreadsheet for every player for each position. In CF Ryan Freel has 'saved 6 more runs' than Josh Hamilton has in CF this year. Freel rates as +3 and Hamilton rates as -3. He is actually rated at -1, -2 and -3 at each outfield position.