Originally Posted by Tragg
Errors are probative of defensive problems.
Lack of errors are not probative of defensive prowess.
They both can tell a part of a story but definitely are not the whole story. If for example you see a guy with low errors, high range and assists for their given position you can conclude they are probably an elite fielder.
The same can be said in reverse. Having high errors, low range and low assist totals probably means you suck at your defensive job.
But in a vacuum errors don't mean much. It is quite possible to be a high error, high range/assist guy ala Jose Valentin and to some extent Alexei Ramirez.
Errors being subjective calls it's hard to give them much weight.