Originally Posted by Knightro28
You do know that Dunn has been playing FIRST BASE all season, right?
In other words, the Nationals are hiding Dunn's poor defensive skills, while the Reds do not have the luxury of moving Gomes to 1B. So really, comparing Gomes and Dunn (using present WAR) is really like comparing apples and oranges.
WAR adjusts for first base (playing first is a larger deduction than LF...0.5 larger deduction). So Gomes actually gets an advantage playing LF, although the addition of moving to LF may be reduced by Dunn's poor play.
in other words, WAR is adjusted so you can compare players at different positions.