Originally Posted by RedsManRick
I have no clue what bearing that statement has on this conversation.
Saying that A (offensive statistics) is better than B (fielding statistics) does not discredit B relative to C (FCB's opinion).
I'll take a thorough quantitative AND qualitative method of evaluation (Justin included the Fan's Scouting Report) over some random dude's opinion who doesn't see the fielders in person often and isn't a trained scout.
What offensive stats tell you is a much more complete picture of reality than what defensive stats tell you.
For determining defensive value: use your eyes.
For determining offensive value: check the stats.