Posted by tufft on 12/1/2012 6:48:00 PM (view original):
I'll guess the point Arlen is trying to make is that there are a certain number of player types. There are combinations that happen in the real word, if rarely, that never occur in HBD.
I've never seen a player with very high range, glove, & pitch calling. No reason I can think of that should be impossible.
There are other types of player that are frequent & others you never see. Not rarely see. Never see.
This thread is getting silly. Maybe I misunderstand, but Arlen seems to want more Joe Morgans. How many other rangy middle infielders can we name who also were known for both the following: (a) speed, and (b) drawing a lot of walks? Expand his criteria to include rangy outfielders and how many do we add? Henderson. Bonds. Mantle. Not many others.
Look, I can name lots of guys with plus on base skills and good defense, like Wade Boggs and Yaz. But most were not also fast, lead off types. And the field thins even more when we ask them to play a premium defensive position.
So, really, how many real world examples fit the criteria? How many HBD players would satisfy you?