Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Platoon Newsbeat

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)
  Beats: platoon

 

 

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Traderdave
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogRobothal: Changed [Manny] Ramirez enjoyed helping Cubs prospects grow
(5 - 8:16pm, Sep 01)
Last: SoSHially Unacceptable

NewsblogPhoto of the day: Bill Murray, indy league ticket-taker
(79 - 8:14pm, Sep 01)
Last: Select Storage Device

NewsblogAstros Fire Bo Porter
(35 - 8:13pm, Sep 01)
Last: Astroenteritis (tom)

NewsblogOT: The Soccer Thread August, 2014
(976 - 8:07pm, Sep 01)
Last: frannyzoo

NewsblogOT: Politics, September, 2014: ESPN honors Daily Worker sports editor Lester Rodney
(12 - 8:05pm, Sep 01)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogNo-hitter! Four Phillies pitchers combine to blank the Braves
(9 - 7:53pm, Sep 01)
Last: tfbg9

NewsblogTigers' Miguel Cabrera appears to re-injure ankle, leaves game
(16 - 7:48pm, Sep 01)
Last: Jose Can Still Seabiscuit

NewsblogAthletics Acquire Adam Dunn
(40 - 7:13pm, Sep 01)
Last: Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66)

NewsblogNitkowski: Wanted: Major League manager...sort of.
(4 - 6:39pm, Sep 01)
Last: The Duke

NewsblogExtreme Moneyball: The Houston Astros Go All In on Data Analysis
(7 - 6:35pm, Sep 01)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogBob Melvin calls Athletics 'pathetic' after Angels sweep four-game set
(22 - 6:34pm, Sep 01)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - September 2014
(2 - 6:32pm, Sep 01)
Last: Lance Reddick! Lance him!

NewsblogOT: Politics, August 2014: DNC criticizes Christie’s economic record with baseball video
(6357 - 5:53pm, Sep 01)
Last: Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 9-1-2014
(39 - 5:53pm, Sep 01)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogBackman named PCL’s top manager
(21 - 5:35pm, Sep 01)
Last: ReggieThomasLives

Page rendered in 1.2572 seconds
47 querie(s) executed