Originally Posted by dougdirt
You aren't giving it nearly enough weight. Think about it's value like you would batting average. Let's just say it is 1 hit a week that he doesn't get that a normal center fielder gets. That is 25 hits.
25 hits over a full season is worth 42 points of average. Given that some of those hits are going to be for extra bases..... do you still think is "inflated"?
Yes, I think that it is inflated and that your analogy is improper.
Why do you consider it as a full season instead of a single game and do you really think that Choo's terrible defense in the field has been a problem over the course of the season?
Although the defense is surely the important thing, I think that the importance of defense has been generally overrated.