Originally Posted by DSpivack
So you first complain about using only qualified starters at the position, as IIRC there were only 21 of those in MLB last year.
Then you complain about there being too many using a lower PA threshold.
Is there some magic number in-between?
I look around MLB and I would take more than half of starting 2B over Gordon Beckham. As shown, I think he's in the bottom third of starting 2B in MLB.
I'm not complaining about anything, my position has been pretty firm, when you start throwing in arbitrary lines as to who qualifies as a "real" 2B and who doesn't, you start arbitrarily eliminating data so you're only hope is to compare players against the entire league. So even if there are 21 qualified 2B in the league and Beckham is in the bottom 2/3rd of that group, that still means 9 teams didn't even have a player good enough to qualify for the position, so we're still talking about a guy who gives the Sox better production that what? 12-15 teams in baseball? Sounds like an average player for his position to me.