Originally Posted by SteelSD
On another note, I'm a little leery of Justin's results for the 1B position. No, I've never worked under the assertion that Hatteberg/Conine/Cantu/Votto were good defenders, but to see that quartet combine for nearly 15 negative Runs? Yikes.
Outside of catcher and maybe pitcher, first base defense is the hardest thing to quantify. Anything they bring to the table in terms of covering the bag or recieving throws is pretty difficult to judge whether someone else would have done the same thing or not.... or thats at least my opinion on defensive values for first baseman.