Re: Halladay throws 2nd postseason no-hitter in history to beat Reds in Game 1
Originally Posted by REDblooded
Last year he was -12.1...
UZR and UZR/150 are very useful metrics. I personally think using them is very effective. However, the fluctuations from year-to-year change the way that they should be used. When evaluating players, I would advise averaging the total from over a few years rather than just picking out one year.
There are a lot of ways to improve this, which I'm sure someone will manage to do in the upcoming years. There are a lot of extra factors that influence this metric, but they can be worked out. However, as of now, this is the best fielding statistic there is.
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3. Do not use UZR per 150 games (UZR/150; found on Fangraphs’ player pages) if at all possible. It’s way too misleading.
Boy you want to talk about cherry picking a stat.
Sure he was -12 last year, but the two years before he was +13.
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