|Michael A. Taylor||cf||CD5|
|Ronald Acuna Jr.||cf||CD4|
|Jackie Bradley Jr.||cf||CD5|
|Lourdes Gurriel Jr.||lf||CD5|
On the new cards, each player is assigned only his main position, however they can play other positions as indciated:
Centerfielders (CF) can now move to RF or LF with their Error Rating only increased by 1.
Rightfielders (RF) and Leftfielders (LF) can flip to the other position with an Error Rating only increased by 1, and if they have an On-base Running of A or B, they can also move to centerfield with an Error Rating only increased by 1.
Shorstops (SS) can play Third Base (3B) or Second Base (2B) with an Error Rating only one higher. Admittedly this was partly driven by our Puerto Rican team having three Gold Glove Shortstop nominees on the roster in Correa, Lindor and Baez.
Third-baseman (3B) can play First Base (1B) with the error rating increased by 1.
In addition, any player who played one to nine games at any other position can play that position with an E7, CD1, and for catcher TA or outfielder T2.
If a player plays a position he did not play during the season then he plays with an E10 and if Catcher a TC or if Outfield a T2.
Fielding Background Previously Posted
Based on runs erased by fielders their Clutch Defensive Rating in the game is somewhere between a CD1 (worst) and a CD5 (best). However, we only give a couple of CD5 spots out based on this rating - we mainly save them for players who have been nominated for a Gold Glove in the last 4 seasons. We just still believe observations has to be part of fielding ratings - as great as the improvement in stats has been.
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