Yoda wrote:pokerplaya wrote:You are always going to find people who claim one player is vastly superior to another based on their own biases. But why don't you go back and look at that Hanley/Reyes thread. Most people claim it is VERY close.
See below:activechamp2006 wrote:The difference here is.. With Reye's power it built up. The scouts always talked about how much power he had. In his first full season he showed a little bit of that with nine home runs, and then jumped up to 19. As for Hanley he just went straight to 17, with no indication he should be hitting that many home runs. If we're talking about who's going to be the better player it's really not an argument. Look at Jose Reye's protection. Even if he was to hit 250 he's still going to get 100+runs with 50+sbs. I mean come on now, look at who's hitting behind him. Hanley on the other hand, it seems as though he's going to have to do everything on his own. Besides Mcab Hanley has no help. Good luck with that one buddy
Clearly biased towards Reyes. The numbers suggest that Sizemore and Hanley are better hitters in real life. And better fielders as well.
I think someone has a little crush on me. Going to all this work.. Should I feel special
Please refresh my memory. Since when is Hanley Ramirez a better fielder then Jose Reyes?
At best they are comprable.
Reyes' fielding % this season is .984. to go a long with 4 errors
Hanleys fielding % is .949. He also has the 2nd most errors in the league with 13.
Jose Reyes was at 17 errors to go a long with a fielding % of .971.
Hanley was 4th worst in the league with 26 errors. and a fielding % of .963.
Yeah, Hanley sure is a better fielder
As for Sizemore and Reyes you really can't compare fielding abilities, considering the position. Both have a great arm and are pretty equal in defensive ability. Both are a-top there positions this season.
I don't see a Sizemore/Reyes comparison as just.
To consider an outfielder over a SS with euqal abilities is outragous. Sizemore may have more power, but Reyes has more speed. Value wise, It will equal out. But when it's all said and done the deciding factor is always going to be the position they play. Unless you play in a league with ALL Utility players, position matters. To argue that an outfielder means more to a team then a ss is crazy. Play in a deep league and you will understand. The difference like I stated before, is Position scarcity.
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlbhist/stats ... ieldingPct