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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Why is Salvador Perez a bad pitch framer?

In this month’s thread we wondered if maybe Perez’s height had something to do with his poor framing? Do tall catchers do worse? Generally the bottom of the zone is most exploited, and taller players may have issue with the bottom than their shorter stature peers.

At first glance, no, that’s not really the case. Taller catchers don’t appear to be worse pitch framers than shorter catchers, nor do shorter catchers appear to be particularly good just because of their height. Dioner Navarro is the shortest catcher on this list (almost a foot shorter than Matt Wieters) and yet is one of the worst pitch framers out there. Buster Posey and Yasmani Grandal are both average height on here yet both are the best pitcher framers on the board. Also you’ll notice the really small r-squared value of .002, which is effectively 0.000.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 21, 2017 at 10:42 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: pitch framing, salvador perez

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Twins catcher Jason Castro masters pitch-framing art

How did Castro do it?

“Just a lot of work and a lot of understanding of angles and what it takes to be a good receiver,” said Astros manager A.J. Hinch, a fellow Stanford catching product. “Like most smart players, he found a deficiency where he was being criticized a little bit or he wasn’t being ranked as much.”

Jim Furtado Posted: February 14, 2017 at 09:26 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: jason castro, pitch framing, twins

Monday, February 06, 2017

Baseball Prospectus | Rubbing Mud: Command, Framing, and Teamwork

An interesting look at the Cubs catching match-ups.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 06, 2017 at 05:04 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: pitch framing, sabermetrics

 

 

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