He might not even get near the ball. I used a 73 range natural 2B in CF for about a season and a half, while waiting for my current CF to develop in the minors. (This was also before I clued in that the Recs aren't sufficient for CF performance.) I didn't realize how bad he was till I saw he'd set the world's record for poorest range factor. I was probably giving up two extra hits per game because of him.

Does that add anything to your analysis?

7/15/2014 8:46 PM
I assume you speak of  Hardball Dynasty – Fantasy Baseball Sim Games - Player Profile: Pat Chen.   His RF of 1.85 should be compared to about 2.40 for an average CF.   So, had he played the full 162, he'd have cost you 90 hits plus his negative plays(which is surprisingly low, IMO). 
7/15/2014 9:13 PM
So does this mean the 74/94 player is pretty much worthless?

He doesn't have the arm for right field, he's left handed, thus ruling out the infield, and he's not a great hitter, so LF isn't an option either.
I was hoping he could just be a warm body to save me some cash that I could spend elsewhere.
7/16/2014 2:45 PM
Defensive replacement in LF/1B.    He's just not going to cut it in CF. 
7/16/2014 3:44 PM

If he has an arm you can try him at 3B.  The LH penatly at 3B is relatively small, too small in my opinion.  From what I've seen he'll cost you "only" about 15 runs over there if his arm is around 80/80.  If he has no arm he's just a LF with a fielding pct of 1.000

Mike, am I crazy, or is the LH penalty too small at 3B?

7/16/2014 4:16 PM
I guess it depends.   Certainly not enough negative plays(only 15-20), IMO, but the RF seems to drop substantially.    Haven't really looked at LH RF at 3B in awhile but, as I recall, they ranged from 2-2.5 while the average 3B hovered around 3.25.   .75-1.25 per game is quite a few less plays being made.  150 less outs from a 3B is a lot over a 162 game season.
7/16/2014 4:57 PM
If this thread is part 6, what happened to parts 1-5? How long were they?
7/16/2014 5:25 PM
There used to be a page limit.   I think you could still find V5 but, once the forum format changed, the others went away.
7/16/2014 6:47 PM
Will you be getting all of your Cobbfather news by following @CobbfatherHBD on Twitter?
7/17/2014 1:42 AM
I live inside the Arctic Circle and can verify that arcticlegend is, in fact, not a legend up here. Does that kind of false advertising bother you?
7/17/2014 1:46 AM
I'm not on Twitter.  Maybe they'll send me a newsletter.

Huh, I was wondering what an Article Gend was all this time.
7/17/2014 8:16 AM
Haha, the nickname is based on a nature show my wife saw one time called "Polar Bear: Legend of the Arctic."

Does this still count as false advertising?
7/17/2014 11:32 AM
Not if you're a big, white, hairy guy.
7/17/2014 11:58 AM
would you say you had sitemail from me, yet just answered it, so you no longer have sitemail from me?
7/21/2014 7:09 AM
I would.
7/21/2014 8:15 AM
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