Author Topic: Errors, Sacrifices, fielder's choices and other OBP quirks  (Read 1545 times)

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Online bluestreak

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Are you sayin' an offensive player should get credit/rewarded for a defensive lapse?    (serious question)

I don't think of stats as rewards. I think it should reflect reality, not what we determine is good play. If there is evidence that some players get on base more than others because of errors that is valuable information and should be included in the stat.

I think it's completely reasonable to think that stats are for determining end of season awards and the like.  I just think that they are primarily for determining how much a player is going to help you win the game. And getting on base via an error undoubtedly helps you win a game.