Posted by dahsdebater on 10/19/2012 3:56:00 PM (view original):
Yes it does...
Fielding is now normalized based on the fielder's season, the pitcher's season, and the batter's season.
That is the current system but the system that was being advocated for at that time was one in which the fielder would be compared to his fielder season and determined whether he was above average, average, or below average. Once that was figured out, based on the pitcher on the mound (not the hitter or a combination of the two), the fielder would field like a fielder of that grade in the pitcher's season. As a hypothetical, say Vidro was similar to the average fielder in 1999 for 2B, when 1910 Ford is on the mound, Vidro should field like an average 1910 2B and make errors at a similar rate.
All of this comes down to the fact that the extremes will always screw with the program unless a cap or floor is established on the particular number.