Originally Posted by SephClone89
The "replacement level player" isn't the average player at his position, since the assumption is that a team doesn't have a league average player just sitting waiting on the bench or in AAA. An average player, of course, is actually quite valuable--he's better than half the league. For that reason, "replacement level" is kind of a fringe bench/AAAA player.
I just don't believe that replacing Konerko with an average fielding player who hits like Eric Hosmer will only cost the Sox 1.4 wins.