Dear esteemed vets of the Hardball,
I recently checked my pitchers GB/FB ratings, and I have the #2 ranked bullpen GB/FB rating in the (Capra) world AL/NL combined (77) and my rotation is ranked #16 in the world (66). Not great, but not the worst either.
That being said, I am becoming frustrated with the performance of my infield. Here is the situation:
My 2B has a range rating of 90 with a glove of 81.
My SS has a range rating of 92 with a glove of 84.
Both of these position players have spent the entire season starting everyday (70 games in) and yet, neither is in the top 25 at their position in the World in Range Factor. I feel like they should be getting to more ground balls. We play in Salem, which is +1/+1 for HR, but neutral for all other aspects. Both of them are in the lineup for their defense (hitting 7th and 8th with no DH respectively) - and the performance is disappointing. The shortstop leads the world in plus plays meanwhile the 2B does not have a single plus play (with 4 minus plays FWIW). But... I just cannot get past this lack of range
Is it possible that the lack of groundball defense is because they are both rookies? Will they get to more groundballs after they have a year or two of gameplay under their belts? I feel like they should be at least ranked around 16 in Range Factor, if not better, all things considered. So, for them to not even show up on the list makes me feel as though I am doing something wrong.
*Yes, I have double-checked to ensure that I am clicking "qualified."