Posted by MikeT23 on 9/9/2012 5:22:00 PM (view original):
The arm is the same as a "normal" RF. Range won't be a factor in baserunning aggressiveness.
I'm not so sure that's correct. A catcher playing RF, with low range, and generally low speed since he's a catcher, will get to fewer balls and get to balls later. The speedy batter and baserunner, with very aggressive baserunning settings, "read" the C/RF's low ratings, and their own high ratings and settings, (through the magic of HBD's AI) and exploit your C/RF ruthlessly. The AI may or may not operate like this. I like to think it does. Why else would WIS give us speed, range, base running, very aggessive, and so on, ratings and settings? In any event, your analysis of the issue does not control for opponents' baserunning settings and baserunning/speed ratings. Therefore your analysis may be skewed a bit in favor of your Rock-in-RF. Certainly, without controlling for the variables of opponent's ratings and settings, your analysis, is, at best, incomplete. Thoughtful and reasonable (as always) but incomplete.