teddy ballgame wrote:I hadn't thought of that either...do you know when your pick is? Position players like Pujols are now even more valuable because he has a good glove and 1B don't typically get as many errors as other positions. Then for DH a guy like Ortiz is another guy who puts up Pujols numbers and since he's DH he won't get any errors.
Pujols and 1B/OF, in general, don't really gain much, if any, value in a league that includes errors. (You definitely want to fill your utility spot with them, but doesn't that usually end up happening anyway?) And since you brought him up, Pujols has actually been perhaps the worst error-offender in that group the past two years.
The players that gain value are:
1) Those that play error-prone positions (like SS, 3B), but usually commit inordinately few errors (e.g. Jimmy Rollins, Derek Jeter, David Eckstein).
2) Players that are eligible at error-prone positions, but don't actually play there regularly (e.g. Aubrey Huff at 3B last year, usually any everyday 2B with SS-eligibility).
The error category is rarely won or lost on the leftside of the defensive spectrum (unless someone's foolish enough to, for instance, play Miguel Cabrera in the OF or Chad Tracy at 1B).