Originally Posted by redsfandan
How is he defensively now? Have you seen any scouting reports that say that he's truly outstanding defensively?
And you do realize that paying too much attention to error totals can be misleading?
(By the way, I think Ozzie's back flips probably played into his reputation and HOF election.)
IMO, his defense needs work. Consistency in throwing across the diamond is a key. His glove has a bit of iron in it as well. But I'll gladly live with 20-25 errors if he can give me range that he's exhibited in spurts in the minors. Fwiw, I've seen a couple recent scouting reports that say he's capable at short. Nothing more.)
I point to the error total as a way of measuring his throwing tendencies and the metal work in his leather. His range is going to be fine. More than that, IMO. The improvement he's shown in his arm and glove since moving up to AA has been promising. The error total, in his case, is fairly relevant to whether he sticks there.