AquaMan2342 wrote:GiantsFan14 wrote:AquaMan2342 wrote:
That makes it even crazier then.
posey plays catcher. heyward plays right field. posey's numbers are much more impressive coming from a catcher than heyward's are coming from a right fielder. it probably could have gone to either of them, but you are delusional if you think it is crazy in any way.
Delusional? Yeah, because you're so objective in this scenario.
sick argument, except how you didn't make one. my point is pretty objective and you ignored it because I'm guessing you have no comeback for it.
Posey had the 2nd highest wOBA amongst all catchers, only behind mauer. he had the 5th highest WAR among catchers and had a significant number of plate appearances less than 3 of the catchers above him. he played good defense at the toughest and most physically draining position in the game and caught one of the best pitching staffs in the majors for much of the season. he had the added responsibility of learning a pitching staff and studying opposing offenses all while adjusting to major league pitching.
Heyward's wOBA was only 8 points higher than Posey's (and his OPS 13 points lower) despite the fact that RF is a power position. He had the 6th highest wOBA at his position and the 6th highest WAR. Heyward is a very good player, and was deserving of consideration for the award, but saying that it was anything but close between the two is just flat out wrong. Looking only at the numbers, the nod would probably go to Heyward, but when taking position into account I don't think it's much of a stretch to say that Posey had a more impressive rookie season.