When it comes to the baseball blogs more than any other sport, there is never a shortage of statistics that are talked about when breaking down the game. Everything from how players hit in every situation to how they field in every situation is recorded and taken in to account when breaking down the outcomes, and to a certain extent most stats even overlap one another and become excessive. This is why the online sports betting bookies that determine the odds for games stay away from considering all of these statistics when developing the World Series odds, choosing instead to look at only the most important information to factor in to the numbers. While the fielding percentage of a centerfielder may be blown up by a statistics guru in his attempt to explain why it is so important to a team’s success, those numbers usually won’t be taken in to account by the bookies determining the World Series odds.
It undoubtedly works to a team’s advantage to have a centerfielder that can do everything, but not every team will get a guy like reigning MVP Josh Hamilton, who can do basically everything on both sides of the ball. The fielding numbers of a centerfielder may be marginally more important than a fielder in left or right, but overall they are still just fielding numbers. A centerfielder will factor in to the World Series sports bet odds in the rare case of a player like Hamilton, but that has everything to do with his MVP performance and very little to do with the position he plays.