Re: John Dewan - Defense worth 50% of offense
Right. Tango has argued for a split of offensive being 42%, pitching being 33%, and fielding being 25% when breaking the talent distribution out into those components.
Dewan isn't overstating the contribution of defense. He's just guilty of not realizing he hooked a fish that has already been caught.
It's kind of a shocking thing for him to not appreciate.
"This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner