Mike, what are your thoughts on DUR with position players? I've got a loose formula on how much to rest players periodically throughout the season to keep them at 100% for most, if not all of the season. However, I was comparing two of my star players, Emilio Hernandez
and Tsuyoshi Fukudome
Hernandez has appeared in 130 games, all starting at 3B. He has 582 PA with a DUR of 84. He has been bouncing around from 98-99% for about a week now (we've got about 20 games left in the regular season) as I've rested him more regularly to keep him near 100% as the playoffs roll near.
Fukudome has been in 141, starting 139 of them (116 starts in RF, 19 in LF, and 4 at DH). He has 575 PA with a DUR of 86. Has yet to drop below 100% this season.
With pretty close DUR ratings, and games played/PA numbers being very close too, I would think they would both be wearing down or tiring at a pretty similar rate. Why do you think Hernandez is more worn down? Does 3B make that much more of a difference than COF?