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  1. MikeS said...

    Alfonso Soriano?  I didn’t know that being afraid of the wall, and ruining a teams payroll flexibility were tools?

    And before you go all UZR on my A$$, I will state for the record that any fielding metric that says Soriano’s best defensive position is not DH is seriously flawed.

  2. Hojo said...

    @Hooty
    For Tony Gwynn the HOFer no, not good analysis. But for Tony Gwynn Jr, who’s career OPS is .661, great analysis.

  3. Jason B said...

    These are my favorite pieces Kevin – consistently excellent work.  These are fantastic for us visual learners.

  4. Kevin Dame said...

    For those of you who were thrown by the Tony Gwynn reference, I was indeed referring to his son.  “Jr” has been added to the visual, so Tony Gwynn Senior can rest easy.  As far as his arm is concerned, I’m not sure what to tell you.  I’m the guy who visualizes this metrics, not invents them.  I have to say, though, that some of the defensive metrics seem to raise eyebrows at times.  Hopefully they’ll evolve and become more and more representative of reality…

  5. Jason B said...

    Jason461 – It tells at the bottom of the graph how each metric is measured.  Small print, but its there.

  6. Jason461 said...

    Um, where are you getting this information? Fangraphs shows Phillips as equal to or better than Soriano in pretty much every facet except power this year. Granted, he is having a career season, but he was better than Soriano last year, too.

  7. southsidemike said...

    Soriano who cant play defence and strikes out way too much is a poor example of a five star player

  8. studes said...

    There does appear to be some problem with the underlying stats, cause Brandon Phillips definitely has a higher OBP than Soriano this year.  It’s my fault, since I compile the stats for Kevin.  I’ll follow up on this.

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