Frank Thomas’ Defense - SDS dropped the ball

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We all remember the ongoing joke about how SS Frank had common defense but was the best fielding 1st baseman in the game last year...Well I picked up Frank and have played him in 3 or 4 games and SDS definitely made sure his defense played like his attributes or worse. He is unplayable at 1st. Every game he has had multiple fielding & throwing errors. He is purely a bench bat now. I know some people will say - Good, That’s how he should play. But personally, I like when there are fun little glitches in certain players like Franks defense, Mondesi’s power, ect. Just my opinion.

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His defense is diamond in showdown, diving all over the place against me

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@Son_of_the_Blood said in Frank Thomas’ Defense - SDS dropped the ball:

His defense is diamond in showdown, diving all over the place against me

Lol

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Throwing errors??? Button accuracy is your friend

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How do have throwing errors with a first baseman??

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@PAinPA said in Frank Thomas’ Defense - SDS dropped the ball:

How do have throwing errors with a first baseman??

I know that this may be hard to believe but every once in a while a first baseman will actually start a double play!

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@Steelerof3Rivers said in Frank Thomas’ Defense - SDS dropped the ball:

We all remember the ongoing joke about how SS Frank had common defense but was the best fielding 1st baseman in the game last year...Well I picked up Frank and have played him in 3 or 4 games and SDS definitely made sure his defense played like his attributes or worse. He is unplayable at 1st. Every game he has had multiple fielding & throwing errors. He is purely a bench bat now. I know some people will say - Good, That’s how he should play. But personally, I like when there are fun little glitches in certain players like Franks defense, Mondesi’s power, ect. Just my opinion.

Common defense Should play like common defense. Throwing errors are 100% user error. Sometimes you have to sacrifice field in for a great hitter. Otherwise put a mediocre hitter with diamond defense there. Problem solved. You can't have your cake and eat it too. Put Diamond Bellinger there and you get the best of both worlds.

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Frank Thomas is not Keith Hernandez.

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He is the Great Wall of China at first base

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@Jeviduty said in Frank Thomas’ Defense - SDS dropped the ball:

@Son_of_the_Blood said in Frank Thomas’ Defense - SDS dropped the ball:

His defense is diamond in showdown, diving all over the place against me

Lol

it's the Nugenix

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@DarthKDog09 said in Frank Thomas’ Defense - SDS dropped the ball:

@Steelerof3Rivers said in Frank Thomas’ Defense - SDS dropped the ball:

We all remember the ongoing joke about how SS Frank had common defense but was the best fielding 1st baseman in the game last year...Well I picked up Frank and have played him in 3 or 4 games and SDS definitely made sure his defense played like his attributes or worse. He is unplayable at 1st. Every game he has had multiple fielding & throwing errors. He is purely a bench bat now. I know some people will say - Good, That’s how he should play. But personally, I like when there are fun little glitches in certain players like Franks defense, Mondesi’s power, ect. Just my opinion.

Common defense Should play like common defense. Throwing errors are 100% user error. Sometimes you have to sacrifice field in for a great hitter. Otherwise put a mediocre hitter with diamond defense there. Problem solved. You can't have your cake and eat it too. Put Diamond Bellinger there and you get the best of both worlds.

With speed

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The pendulum swung hard. Last year he was a gold glove 1B in the game who found a way to knock everything down. I just used him in a BR run and the amount of what I thought were routine balls he didn't get to...like it was enough to where I'm never putting him in my RS lineup.

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@Steelerof3Rivers

Frank Thomas has bronze defense when prestiged, just "earn" it

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@Bob_Loblaw1984 said in Frank Thomas’ Defense - SDS dropped the ball:

Frank Thomas is not Keith Hernandez.

And even last year you noticed a HUGE difference when using one or the other. All those people saying defence didnt matter at first never used a good defender. It made a big difference to me.

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@GQSMOOTH75 said in Frank Thomas’ Defense - SDS dropped the ball:

@PAinPA said in Frank Thomas’ Defense - SDS dropped the ball:

How do have throwing errors with a first baseman??

I know that this may be hard to believe but every once in a while a first baseman will actually start a double play!

Frank Thomas doesn’t need to throw. Big Frank doesn’t let the ball touch the ground. If he is getting a double play, it’s because he snagged a 110 mph line drive 2 feet away from where he should be able to reach while simultaneously tagging the runner out at first with his cat like reflexes.

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@ChuckCLC said in Frank Thomas’ Defense - SDS dropped the ball:

@Bob_Loblaw1984 said in Frank Thomas’ Defense - SDS dropped the ball:

Frank Thomas is not Keith Hernandez.

And even last year you noticed a HUGE difference when using one or the other. All those people saying defence didnt matter at first never used a good defender. It made a big difference to me.

Ruth makes me miss Belli. Excited for Pujols to come out with gold defense. Or even Helton with diamond defense.

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@PAinPA said in Frank Thomas’ Defense - SDS dropped the ball:

How do have throwing errors with a first baseman??

Never seen a first baseman throw the ball? Do you watch baseball at all?

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@Vipersneak said in Frank Thomas’ Defense - SDS dropped the ball:

@PAinPA said in Frank Thomas’ Defense - SDS dropped the ball:

How do have throwing errors with a first baseman??

Never seen a first baseman throw the ball? Do you watch baseball at all?

Since the 1980 world series,and the season of it,but the WS is more clear.
and aside from the underhand tosses to the pitcher covering a 1B is in almost no throw situations,
P.S. you might want to head to Google and lookup cynicism and sarcasm.

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@Bob_Loblaw1984 said in Frank Thomas’ Defense - SDS dropped the ball:

Frank Thomas is not Keith Hernandez.

But he plays defense like Bill Buckner.

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Reading this is really making me think about selecting Johnson. I got the pack yesterday and have not opened it. By far this is the hardest decision, sadly not because i want all 3, but because i don't think much of any of them. I mean Harper is probably the best pick, but with Walker, Mantle and Trout, i just dont see him playing much.

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