Re: What Can't Phillips Do Defensively? I'll Answer
Originally Posted by PuffyPig
I'm reading that the stats say they are above average at turning DP's, based on the skill of the infielders.
If they convert DP's at 11%based on opportunities (the league average), but during those opportunities they strike out more batters and throw less than average GB's, those infielders are are making more of those GB opportunites and turning them into more DP's.
The lack of DP's has everytihng to do with opportunities. In fact, the infielders turn 2 more often when they actually get the chance.
I can see average to slightly above average. I guess my post was trying to refute the idea that they are below average at turning two. The 11% for both the team and the league is a little misleading. The Reds actually turn at 10.7%. The league average is 11.2%. So, they both round off to 11%. I should have pointed that out in my first post. I am too lazy to do the math on how more strike outs and few ground balls affects things. But I am thinking that gets them to around league average of maybe a touch better.
Zero chance the Reds miss the playoffs!
Last edited by texasdave; 08-24-2013 at 06:23 PM.