Last edited by Aronchis; 07-05-2007 at 06:12 PM.
David Gassko wrote this article for The Hardball Times on June 14th and at the bottom is has a spreadsheet for every player for each position. In CF Ryan Freel has 'saved 6 more runs' than Josh Hamilton has in CF this year. Freel rates as +3 and Hamilton rates as -3. He is actually rated at -1, -2 and -3 at each outfield position.
Part of those issues are the range factor. Few guys on this field have avg. range or above.
The exceptions are BP, Hammy, Freel, Hopper and Ross.
Gonzo is slightly below avg as is EEE
Dunn, Griffey, Hatteberg, Conine, Valentin, Castro are all well below.
Dunn in left, Bruce in center, and Hambone in right if Griffey retire or is traded.
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However how that guy came to that conclusion is beyond me, it only takes a ballgame of each to see who the better CF is IMHO. Again Freel has the superior range but he cannot compete with Hamilton who is far superior in every other way, and he is still above avg in CF.
I think that Hamilton will be a suitable/above average CF in the near future. The guy has only played what, 15 games, in the past 4 years? I think that his routes to balls, and every other aspect of defense will only get better with the more games that he plays. That being said, he will be a tremendous RF if that's where his future is. gotta love that arm
Milton needs to toss more innings. I'll have a better read on flycatcher ability then.
I know y'all had forgotten, I just thought I'd remind ya that it could be worse.
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You're assuming Dunn is not traded for 2 40- year old relievers at the trading deadline.
What are the odds Bruce gets promoted by Aug 4 (the date I just bought Lookouts tickets for)....anyone???