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Monday, July 06, 2015

Catcher framing revisited - Beyond the Box Score

OK, so now Russell Martin is one of the worst pitch framers?

Jim Furtado Posted: July 06, 2015 at 07:34 AM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: pitch framing, russell martin, sabermetrics

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Neyer: Russell tussles with knuckles

Last season, Dickey had a personal catcher: Josh Thole. And it wasn’t just last season. First with the Mets and then the Blue Jays, Thole backstopped Dickey’s butterflies for five seasons.

This season, Josh Thole’s in the minor leagues, at least until the Jays trade Dioner Navarro. So Wednesday night, Russell Martin got the start behind the plate.

I got to wondering about the relative importance of framing knuckleballs, and asked our friends at Baseball Info Solutions to look at some numbers.

Conclusion: Again, this is preliminary, but it seems that pitch-framing is actually less important for a knuckleballer.

Win Big Stein's Money Posted: April 09, 2015 at 03:00 PM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: blue jays, r.a. dickey, russell martin

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Blue Jays, Pirates both love Russell Martin, but only Toronto has him | FOX Sports

The Pirates, meanwhile, are optimistic the catcher they acquired from the Yankees, Francisco Cervelli, will replicate much of what Martin offered defensively, if not his .832 OPS from 2014.

Heck, Martin probably will not match that outlier; his OPS the previous five seasons had been .702. But the Jays will be a postseason threat if they get even league-average pitching to complement their dynamic lineup. And that’s where Martin should make a difference.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 02, 2015 at 09:50 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: blue jays, francisco cervelli, pirates, russell martin

 

 

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