Thursday, October 19, 2006

2006 The Scouting Report, By the Fans, For the Fans

This has been out for awhile now but I just got around to looking at this years results of Tango's Fan defensive scouting report for the Crew. Tango has shown in the past that collectively, a fan's opinion of a player's defensive abilities matches up pretty well with many of the best defensive metrics out there. Here's the Brewer team page:

2006 Brewers

Hardy is hands down considered the best defender on the team, although he really wasn't given much chance to prove that this year. Fans consider Hall the faster of the two, and he also gets the nod in arm strength. Carlos Lee is voted the human statue. No suprise there. Mench was supposed to be at least an OK outfielder but he sure didn't show it during his short stint with the Brewers this year.

It's hard for me to really disagree with any of these ratings. Fans sure are smart when their opinion is given as an average. :)


Anonymous Rob said...

The only thing I disagree with is Fiedler's speed. He's fast, not really quick but fast. He tracks down balls into the RF foul area that few 1B can. He's certainly above the Damian Miller range

8:46 PM  
Blogger rluzinski said...

That's a good point. Since the fans have only seen one year of Fielder's defense in the majors, it's not suprising that they might fall back on typical skill set of a big guy, though. Give them another year or two and I think they'll get it right.

8:21 AM  

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