Great article on the value of defensive catchers Topic


One of the most striking passages is where the author compares the impact of the best "framer" (not even accounting for throwing out base-stealers) to that of Barry Bonds' wonder years.

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9275754/studying-art-pitch-framing-catchers-such-francisco-cervelli-chris-stewart-jose-molina-others?ex_cid=grantland33
5/15/2013 1:05 PM
This is actually sort of mind-blowing. I'd noticed a difference watching the Reds' Ryan Hanigan, a very good pitch framer, and former Red Ramon Hernandez, who's sloppier, but to see framing quantified like that is pretty amazing.
5/15/2013 4:02 PM
I've always thought Posada in particular was ****-poor at this. Girardi was always much better. Not intending to be a Yankee basher, just an observation.  
5/15/2013 4:04 PM
Not to be a Mets basher but I everyone was happy when Piazza picked the ball before it hit the backstop.
5/15/2013 4:08 PM
Huh
5/15/2013 4:12 PM
Great article on the value of defensive catchers Topic

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