# Out of Position penalty

SDS

Inspired by the TA drop. Is there a formula for calculating out of position fielding stats? I currently have Prestige Sandberg at SS, who has a respectable 76 fielding afterwards. I would love to know what the new TA Schmidt looks like at SS, but can't work it out. Is it on a case by case basis?

SDS

I would like to know this for secondaries. Is it -5 to fielding in a secondary or -4?

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I believe it is a 6% reduction

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an 84 fielder turns to 79, and a 70 turns to 66

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@ayman718 said in Out of Position penalty:

an 84 fielder turns to 79, and a 70 turns to 66

So Scmidt's 95 would turn to 89 out of position? Or is that for a secondary?

SDS

oh wait i am talking abut secondary not out of position sorry

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I believe the hit isn't as big if you put a 2B to SS, OOP.. but 3B will take a bigger hit

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Does the out of position penalty impact just the defensive attributes or also the offensive attributes?

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Oop is rough I know that. I've loaded up on ofs in showdown and try placing them at 1st and they have a fielding rating of 7.

Side rant I'd taken walker in the 5th inning showdown each time and decided to try Ortiz with this try (since I was always picking Floyd in the 2nd and ended up with too many outfielders) and when I did that Stargell was an option in the 2nd who I couldn't pass on.

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@shuker23 said in Out of Position penalty:

Inspired by the TA drop. Is there a formula for calculating out of position fielding stats? I currently have Prestige Sandberg at SS, who has a respectable 76 fielding afterwards. I would love to know what the new TA Schmidt looks like at SS, but can't work it out. Is it on a case by case basis?

It depends on positions. A middle infielder doesn't get a big penalty for moving to another middle infielder spot but a corner infielder will get a much higher penalty.

SDS

I don’t think it’s a universal penalty applied equally. Putting a 3B at SS won’t be as bad as putting a 1B at SS, for example. But I don’t know that SDS has ever shared a formula with us.

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I've seen it penalized at different rates and certain positions can move to others with less penalty even with no secondary ie I've seen a bronze fielding chipper at 2nd

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Hanley plays better for me at 2nd base out of position then any of his other spots lol.

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He will be common at SS I believe