All Forums > Hardball Dynasty Baseball > Hardball Dynasty > Great article on the value of defensive catchers
5/15/2013 1:05 PM

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 4:02 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 4:04 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 4:08 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 4:12 PM
Huh
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