Thursday, February 17, 2005

Something I don't know about Diamond Mind defense that perhaps someone else does.

Defense is ranked by two numbers: range from one to five (with higher being better) and error propensity in relation to 100 (with lower being better). That much I get.

I suspect there is a bit more to it, though. I suspect that there are range breakdowns internal to the game's programming that we don't get to see.

When you sort by defense, some players that ostensibly have worse ratings are ranked higher. Take the center field defense ratings, for example. Mike Cameron is the top-rated player left, at 4e136.

Check out nine spots lower, though. Vernon Wells is down there with an outstanding 4e19 rating. Assuming the "4" range is equal, you would think that Wells would be ranked higher than Cameron -- and, indeed, most of the players stil ranked above him, none of whom has a range greater than four or an error rating less that 19.

Just an idea to chew on. Unless anyone has an answer?

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