Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
I would argue, doug, that those reports would be better than you and I, two amateur dudes on computers most of the day.
While both of us have seen a bunch of baseball, neither of us gets paid to do this for a living nor are either of us employed by a baseball team to judge said defense. Even if the report is second-hand, in other words, it's gotta be better than our own Eyeball tests-- especially if it's multiple reports, right?
Well, as I noted, the scouts that I have talked to, haven't had him as "gold glove quality". That to me is better than anything I have read on here, sans the BA reports since they do talk to scouts as well, which I hadn't read at the time of my post. That is essentially what I was saying, that the only people I have talked to who say his defense is at that level, aren't scouts and are telling me something second hand.