1/8/2013 1:40 PM
How bad would a guy with 9 Range, 18 Glove, 68/61 be at 1B?
1/8/2013 1:50 PM
Probably pretty bad.  Not in terms of errors, but minus plays, and impact on the other IFs.
1/8/2013 1:52 PM
Horrible.  But there is a topic penned by MikeT23 about using a C or DH in RF
1/8/2013 2:01 PM
Thanks.

Just found Mike's thread... maybe I'll just throw him in RF.
1/8/2013 2:21 PM
No, not a DH as they tend to be failed 1B with 20/25/31/26 ratings.   You need the arm.

But, yeah, fling a C out there.   I'm playing one, at least as a platoon, in 4 of my 5 worlds.  They aren't killing me.
1/8/2013 2:23 PM
What about in LF? My RF is pretty good (65/67/79/71) but my LF is 62/51/71/64 i suppose I could move him to 1B?
1/8/2013 2:28 PM
No, LF emphasizes range in the engine.  RF emphasizes arm.  That's the loophole.

Move your LF to 1b, and your RF to LF to make room for this guy in RF.
1/8/2013 2:37 PM
Good to know thank you iain
1/8/2013 2:51 PM
If you're in a pitcher's park, you'll hardly notice the difference between a C and a standard RF.   It's a bit more dramatic in a hitter's park.
1/8/2013 3:38 PM
Posted by MikeT23 on 1/8/2013 2:51:00 PM (view original):
If you're in a pitcher's park, you'll hardly notice the difference between a C and a standard RF.   It's a bit more dramatic in a hitter's park.
Wouldn't this be opposite? Call me crazy, but I feel like in a more spacious pitchers park, the lack of range for a RF would hurt a lot more than if he were to play in bandbox. That said, if the ball simply is put in play more in a hitters park because of RNG, then that changes things. 
1/8/2013 3:50 PM
It's more like the overall suppression of offense in a pitcher's park, and the odd miscue won't be such a big deal.
1/8/2013 3:52 PM
"Spacious" doesn't really come into play, since you're dealing with probabilites of events, not actual park dimensions.

Example: You will occasionally see homeruns hit that don't actually get over the ballpark's fence, in terms of feet travelled.
1/8/2013 3:57 PM
Posted by iain on 1/8/2013 3:53:00 PM (view original):
"Spacious" doesn't really come into play, since you're dealing with probabilites of events, not actual park dimensions.

Example: You will occasionally see homeruns hit that don't actually get over the ballpark's fence, in terms of feet travelled.
That's what my guess was on this, but I figured maybe Mike mistyped since real life baseball logic would say that more area to cover having poor range = more hits that drop in/go over your head/split the gap. Thanks for clarifying. 
1/8/2013 4:18 PM
Yeah, it's like a greater percentage of balls hit to RF will be outs in a pitcher's park, but a few more will drop with a poor range RFer.

Arbitrary, crude, totally made up number example:

Say, 50% of balls would typically be outs in a neutral park.  A pitcher's park might be more like 70%, hitter's park more like 30%.

A catcher in RF would bring those numbers down, say, 5-10%.

The effect in a pitcher's park would still be net better (fewer hits) than a neutral park, but in the hitter's park it would start to get out of hand.

At least that's how I figure it works....
1/8/2013 4:59 PM
I'm basing it off what I've seen happen with my C in RF stats.   I'll post them when I get back from the gym.  

Of course, I might feel like a tool because I haven't ran any of them since mid-season or last season.
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