Michael Flacco4 Seasons1952 Chances21 Errors.989 Fielding Percentage
It would seem that as MiLB players if you maintain over .980 Fielding percentage you may be considered decent at that position.
Flacco is/has kept an OBP of over .350 in the Minors in 4 seasons and IMO needs to step it up to .400 to have future consideration. His power does not seem to play as a firstbaseman.
"Davis looks pretty good over there now, for what it's worth."
I had something last year that said he had gold glove potential at first. In 224 career games at first, he has a .997 fielding percentage. Mark Teixeira has just a .996 fielding percentage at first in just 1303 career games. lol
As you know, Fielding Percentages for the minor leagues are pretty meaningless. The quality of lighting and field maintenance can't be up to ML standards. Neither is the food or the transportation.
What minor leaguers have going for them is that they are young and foolish enough to be able to handle that stuff, I guess.
All 1B are going to have a really high fielding percentage though just by virtue of getting credit for a putout on every throw from another infielder and that any ball hit sort of hard and bobbled can still be played into an out.
The real difference maker to me for a Gold Glover is their range and how many errors they save with their glove by scooping bad throws, etc. Texeira is excellent in this regard, so was Derek Lee. Davis doesn't seem bad at all especially for a pretty big dude but I'd have to see him in action more.