Re: Bruce to CF, Frazier to RF on Votto return?
Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
Bruce, in CF, would be a 5.0 WAR player, or thereabouts.
That's not really true.
Assuming he started the entire season to date in CF, he'd get an additional .8 WAR of value due to the position adjustment because he'd be in a more valuable position so he'd be about a 3.3 WAR player. That said, he's been a -3 run defender in the corner. You'd expect his defensive value to take a hit if he had played the entire season in center (generally it's a 10 run ding to move from the corner to CF, that's the point of the position adjustment) so his WAR would be expected to take a hit. In other words, 3.5 WAR would be the most optimistic estimate.
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