Let me start my rejoinder by saying that there are three central premises on which John and I are in agreement:
- It is tougher to quantify fielding than hitting. I firmly agree with this sentiment: In fact, this is why I believe that this new camera technology is revolutionary. It makes it easier to quantify something that is very difficult to quantify. Of course, it will still be more difficult to quantify than hitting. I don’t object to this.
- There are more factors to account for in fielding than hitting. This is true for the reasons John explains.
- Fielding is more interactive than hitting. Again, this is true and this is a reason it is more difficult to quantify fielding than hitting.