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Old 08-26-2019, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by blandman View Post
I haven't looked at the amount of errors TA has...but to be fair, is this not a thread to discuss TA? If he is going to lead the league in errors - even with time off - that's not inconsequential, and we probably should bring it up in conjunction with any accolades. Do we really need two TA threads?

edit: I just looked it up. Crap. He's got 23 errors. That's six more than the second worst shortstop in terms of errors. That's VERY significant. It's not that he has a lot of errors. He has SO many more than anyone else. In terms of DWAR and the rest of baseball...of the 22 shortstops that qualify, TA has the fifth worst DWAR. This probably shouldn't be glanced over. DWAR considers TA a negative value on the defensive side.
It wasn't the information it was the tone that led to my reply. I agree Tim's defense is worthy of discussion and yes I'd like to see more consistency from him in that department.

FYI, he's only at -0.2 DWAR. His range has balanced most of the errors to make him close to a replacement level player which is stunning because as you said he's got a LOT of errors. If he can ever find some consistency he's going to be a beast, but it will require he put in the work to get it done.

Just looked it up. He's 7th in the majors for out of zone plays according to Fangraphs. He's also the only player in the top 19 with a negative overall defensive rating. Ironically #20 is Fernando Tatis (please don't make me split this thread by taking that name and running with it).
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