Total Zone Question
I know that Sean Smith's TZ does not include pitcher defense. My question is, are the runs pitchers are saving/costing their teams defensively ignored all together (influencing team seasonal TZ numbers), or are the runs they are saving/costing being absorbed by the other fielders somehow?
If it doesn't include pitchers defense, then how does it account for this.... A pitcher interferes with sure-fire double play ball and the middle infielders not only can't turn two, but rarely get the runner at first. Just curious.
Originally Posted by Matthew C.
I think it's totally unfair to imply I have a small bias towards Cobb. My bias towards Cobb is extremely significant! Was made huge by years of systematic abuse, sitting in front of a microfilm reader at the Palo Alto Library!
It's one thing to lose to Babe. But to Honus? A fellow dead-baller, who clearly lost on the numbers to Ty, but some want to give him the win with a hypothetical??? I don't think so!! You're off the reservation, Kemosabe.
- Bill Burgess
My guess is that they leave pitcher defense out of team TZ, so that the pitchers retains credit for their good defense in their RAaA total but not team TZ total . My guess is, if they added pitcher defense, team TZ would shift too. But anyway, ball-hogging is an issue that every defensive metric maker is trying to resolve.
Originally Posted by Sultan_1895-1948