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I sometimes see things posted like "He doesn't hit enough for a 1Bman." Where did theses stereotypes come from? Cal certainly didn't "hit like a SS". How much should they be followed? If you have Robinson Cano on your team, can you have a weaker hitting first baseman? Should we even go by these anymore? As long as your team's offense is good, does it matter?

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The point is, it is easier to find good hitters at positions that do not require great defensive skill. There will be exceptions like Cal, but I'd bet the median OPS for 1B has exceeded the median OPS at SS in virtually every single season in baseball history.

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I sometimes see things posted like "He doesn't hit enough for a 1Bman." Where did theses stereotypes come from? Cal certainly didn't "hit like a SS". How much should they be followed? If you have Robinson Cano on your team' date=' can you have a weaker hitting first baseman? Should we even go by these anymore? As long as your team's offense is good, does it matter?[/quote']

What Frobby said.

Also, it matters when contracts come up. Wieters as a first baseman or corner outfielder or DH does not put up "great" offensive numbers. But as a catcher, his numbers prior to this injury would have garnished him a high salary contract due to the position he plays.

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