Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
I don't put 3B on the list. Edwin Encarnacion's throwing errors don't bother me as much as others. He's got great range over there and makes plays that most 3B don't make. I'll take a rangy 3B who will commit an occasional throwing error over a range challenged fielder who will make good throws but not cover as much ground. FWIW, David Wright has as many errors as EdE.
As I've stated many times before, it's not necessarily the errors (though I don't like his pretty clear lack of focus at times); it's that EdE is a slow defensive worker--his turns and pivots and transfers are cumbersome and wholly without the speed and fluidity that can turn force-outs into double-plays, etc.