Pitcher: Greg Maddux, Chicago Cubs Catcher: Mike Matheny, St. Louis Cardinals First base: Todd Helton, Colorado Rockies Second base: Luis Castillo, Florida Marlins Third base: Scott Rolen, St. Louis Cardinals Shortstop: Cesar Izturis, L.A. Dodgers Outfield: Jim Edmonds, St. Louis Cardinals Outfield: Steve Finley, L.A. Dodgers Outfield: Andruw Jones, Atlanta Braves
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#7 Posted on 3.11.04 2232.35 Reposted on: 3.11.11 2234.09
Originally posted by messenoirEdmonds only had a .988 fielding percentage, was is not that high.
Corey Patterson, for example, had a .997 fielding percentage.
Edmonds can also make catches that few others who aren't Torii Hunter cannot, like his grab in Cincinnati where he brought he ball back from a couple feet in the stands. It's true that a lot of his highlights are a tad overrated since he's playing a bit out of position, but still, he makes the catch.
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#8 Posted on 4.11.04 1154.20 Reposted on: 4.11.11 1159.01
Originally posted by PeterStorkEdmonds can also make catches that few others who aren't Torii Hunter cannot, like his grab in Cincinnati where he brought he ball back from a couple feet in the stands. It's true that a lot of his highlights are a tad overrated since he's playing a bit out of position, but still, he makes the catch.
The problem with Edmonds being that in his down years defensively (and this was one), too often he doesn't make the catch.
And they give Gold Gloves to three center fielders, barring an Ichiro, because most left fielders can't throw and most right fielders can't move.
Gold Gloves are the worst and most haphazardly-given award in baseball anyway, completely without regard for what anyone actually did and relying mostly on what they've done before. Boone did nothing to earn his Gold Glove this year, Jeter was improved but still not as good as a LOT of other guys, Helton really probably should have been Pujols, yada yada. Fielding percentage is what they seem to look for when there's not a name they can just throw it at, which helps explain Luis Castillo. But it was certainly nice that Jeter needed a hug and got one.