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Saturday, June 21, 2014

SB Nation: Horsehide fiend: The best (and worst) platoons in baseball

Derek Norris + John Jaso = Jorek Norso

Combined numbers: .283/.382/.465, 12 HR, 45 RBI, .374 wOBA, 142 wRC+, 2.6 fWAR

Only the Brewers’ Jonathan Lucroy has been more valuable than the A’s catching combination of Norris and Jaso—and every team carries a backup catcher, right? Pretty effective. The A’s mix Jaso in at designated hitter occasionally as well, but in games where one of these two has started behind the plate, Oakland has had the best catcher in the American League this season.

It also doesn’t hurt that, when combined, “Norso” looks and sounds like a Tolkien character. The Scherzer eyes really drive home the Middle Earth motif.

bobm Posted: June 21, 2014 at 11:32 AM | 29 comment(s)
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