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I suspect it will be a really great package that almost none of the voters will bother with.
How will you blend the SDI with the managers' and coaches' votes?
The committee has created a simple way to convert the SDI—which is expressed in the number of runs a fielder "saves" his team—into 30 "votes" for each Rawlings Gold Glove Award awarded.
What percent of the overall RGGA criteria will the SDI represent?
The 30 votes originating from the SDI will be added to the votes we typically receive from the managers and coaches. Each manager and up to six (6) coaches on the major-league staff is allowed to vote for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award. NOTE: managers and coaches cannot vote for their own players. Based on the number of votes typically submitted from managers and coaches, the SDI will represent approximately 25% of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award criteria, depending on the number of votes received from the managers and coaches.
The voters don't have to:
It may well be an improved metric
So I think the only 'popular' fielding metric not included would be Baseball Prospectus? Anyone know if they declined to participate, or did they not make the cut?
Based on the number of votes typically submitted from managers and coaches, the SDI will represent approximately 25% of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award criteria, depending on the number of votes received from the managers and coaches.
Pat Rapper's Delight,
I calculate DRA on my site The Baseball Gauge
Finally - speaking of Jeter - it's interesting that Michael Humphreys is on the committee. I have heard Humphreys say that Jeter has been very overvalued defensively in his career - not just by the voters that have handed him 5 GG awards or the media that constantly gushes over him - but by the defensive metrics as well. I don't have Humphreys' book in front of me at the moment...
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