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Old 10-27-2018, 07:06 PM   #1
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Fielding Settings - Best Use?

Curious what the other Random Debut or historical league players are using. I don't really want to use the whole career, as I think the aging pattern of not being able to play SS or CF should show. But, the 3 yr average really isn't broad enough to allow for flexibility (moving LF to RF for example) for trades/roster moves.

Ideally, there would be a 5-7 year average option. Or is there a better way around this?
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To each their own, but the way I see it, I'm already in make-believe land when I choose to play random debut. I like using entire career for both fielding and pitcher stamina, and letting the AI decide what position the guy's gonna play his career at/who's gonna start and who's gonna relieve. I also like the DH, so that explains a little more of why I like this option, so that Edgar Martinez, David Ortiz, Frank Thomas, Paul Molitor etc can have positions to play for their whole careers so they don't get stuck rotting on a bench somewhere. In my mind, they're way to good to consign them to that fate. YMMV though, and it's your game so play it your way.
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Thanks. Was wondering if you guys went with career. I'd definitely like that for some guys; but, for others, I'd really like the aging pattern to be somewhat shown.

Just wondering..using the career option, have you had a Biggio play catcher most of their career, or Raines 2B?
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Thanks. Was wondering if you guys went with career. I'd definitely like that for some guys; but, for others, I'd really like the aging pattern to be somewhat shown.

Just wondering..using the career option, have you had a Biggio play catcher most of their career, or Raines 2B?
Yes to Biggio at catcher so far. He has started 841 of 842 career games at catcher. I think the other game was at DH, because I can't find starts at his other positions. It looks like he starts at catcher about 130 times a year. I don't mind this at all. It creates another what if scenario for me. What if the Astros had left Biggio at catcher? Hmmm...Haven't seen Raines in a game since I switched to "Entire Career".
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