[quote name='TheLeviathan']Even UZR fans would tell you one year's worth of UZR is not a valid use of the stat.
I'm not overrating Florimon's defense. It's much better than Drew's. You are welcome to the opinion signing Drew would be smart. Saying it's because he's a better defender?
No, that's not valid.[/QUOTE]
I never said Drew is a better defender than Florimon, I did say that the differences that you emphasize between them are perhaps not the vast gulf that you seem to believe is the case, it's what I'm arguing is what's not valid in your case for Florimon.
[quote name='TheLeviathan']The numbers indicate it's a strongly supported opinion. The opposing view isn't well supported.
In fact, the only support I've seen for it so far is conjecture about how well he positions himself, how his "experience" helps him (veteran savvy anyone?), and how a stat that needs multiple seasons of data has a one-year data set in his favor.[/QUOTE]
[quote name='TheLeviathan'] Drew may well survive as what he is (a roughly average/ok defender)
for longer than others.
How does 4 years worth of UZR data value Drew? Even though he had one bad defensive year during this time- his comeback year from ankle surgery in 2012, he still ranks #10 defensively among all SS with over 3700 innings played from 2010-2013. These numbers are strongly supported, not opinion or conjecture.http://www.fangraphs...lter=&players=0
Edited by jokin, 25 January 2014 - 03:48 PM.