posted at 4/26/2013 6:21 PM EDT
In response to hill55's comment:
In response to southpaw777's comment:
In response to moonslav59's comment:
Stephen Drew is that stats' nightmare. Hes looked great defensively as well.
As compared to whom?
Good, compared to his UZR/150 numbers (which is a waste of a stat)...Anyone with a good pair of eyes can tell hes looked solid this year defensively. Hes made some great plays with no errors so far. And over his career. I told you before, Ill believe the people who have been around him and have watched him more than some defensive stat.
That stat has as much value as you and mef guessing if Iggy would have got to a ball that Drew didnt and make the play.
I apologize if Im being a little harsh, but I cant stand defensive stats that hurt an otherwise good defensive player. And most defensive stats are very questionable IMO.
Is UZR/150 a "waste of a stat" when it shows the Red Sox atop the current UZR/150 team rankings?
Might be a little harsh on my part, but I trust my eyes as far as defense than what the stats say. way to many possibilities and intangibles when it comes to defense. I like stats for offense and pitching, but not so much for defense.
Thats good that the sox are atop the UZR/150 charts. But from watching all the games, I could come to that conclusion, as well as see the deficiencies for what they truly are. Just because the Sox are the best according to UZR/150 doesnt mean Im going to start liking the stat.
To each their own I guess. Ill stick with offense and pitching stats.