Originally Posted by HometownHero
Every single play is video reviewed to come up with DRS, its the best tool to use when judging defense.
Doesn't take into account the opposing batter, pitcher, fielding alignment, conditions, etc., etc., etc. If your pitching staff is one of the best in baseball, there's going to be a helluva lot less opportunities to save runs. Like I said, I just don't buy that concept at all. Impossible to gauge.
I used to have an Elias book that talked about debunking the myth of how many runs Ozzie Smith saved per year. People used to throw out outrageous numbers for him, and the best evidence they could ever find was about 15 runs a season. Even they stressed there was no way to validate that.