Mookie4ever wrote:OREO fan wrote:Conner wrote:OREO fan wrote:beltrans_boy wrote:In fantasy: Tejada > Chavez
In real life: Chavez > Tejada
tejada has been the MVP once already - he led the league in RBI last year and his on his way to being among the leaders this year - he is at least in the top 5 fielding shortstops (a much tougher position to fill with a quality player than 3rd) - is this entire statement based on OBP? i mean come on - giambi has about a .400 OBP right now - is he really helping the Yanks?
Just for the sake of argument:
1) He shouldn't have won the MVP. Not at all.
2) He's definitely not a top five defensive shortstop. He's mediocre defensively.
how are you judging his defensive capabilities? he has great range and while he does boot the occasional ball - i would say he is much better than mediocre for his position
i am a homer so i am definitely biased here - but just out of curiosity name 5 better
His fielding % is slightly below average, his range factor is slightly above average. He is average defensively.
he actually led all shortstops in range factor last year - and he was top 5 in zone % (the only other stat espn.com provides on this other than fielding %) what other stats can be used to judge a fielder?