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Fangraphs Examines Sam Fuld

Fangraphs takes a look at Sam Fuld and whether he'd be a useful starter for the Rays. They enjoy his plate discipline, speed and defense, even though sabermetrics doesn't have reliable stats for fielding. All said, he's worth 2.0 WAR, which is average for an MLB starter. There's also some good humor on how he loves flying all over the place for fly balls. I know Fuld never really had a spot on this team, but it's frustrating the Cubs never can find a use for these type of players. They always significantly undervalue the importance of OBP, speed and defense. Instead, they end up with players who have mediocre defense, power and high stikeout totals (AKA Soriano, Ramirez, Colvin). We can continue to enjoy our current product on the field, with only 1 stolen base and mediocre defense (14/16 in total errors).

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