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Jorge Posada

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DL from MN Posted: December 22, 2015 at 11:40 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. DL from MN Posted: January 08, 2016 at 10:54 AM (#5129097)
Have the advanced catching stats shed any insight onto Posada's defense like they have with Piazza?
   2. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: January 08, 2016 at 10:58 AM (#5129103)
Have the advanced catching stats shed any insight onto Posada's defense like they have with Piazza?

Yeah, and they're not good.

AROM linked to this the other day in a Piazza thread. Posada takes a beating.

   3. Bleed the Freak Posted: January 10, 2016 at 08:24 PM (#5130755)
Catcher values from Max Marchi – 1948 to 2011:

Posada 21st from the bottom with -77 rating.

Baseball Prospectus has a tab for catching from 2008 to present (CSAA), Jorge is rated at:
2008 - -5, 2009 - -18, 2010 - -30.
   4. tfbg9 Posted: January 10, 2016 at 09:35 PM (#5130785)
Does anyone have a link that would show the methodology used to create the stat displayed in #2's link, "Regressed Gamecalling Runs"? Thanks.
   5. DL from MN Posted: January 11, 2016 at 01:34 PM (#5131157)
Baseball Prospectus article

Catcher Receiving Techniques
Having covered the derivation and accuracy of the measurement, let us turn to the question of what catchers are doing to gain or lose a strike call. Are there mechanical differences in technique between the best and worst catchers?

I selected two of the best catchers—Jose Molina and Jonathan Lucroy—and three of the worst catchers—Ryan Doumit, Jorge Posada, and Jason Varitek—and reviewed video of their borderline pitch calls. I observed two primary differences in technique between the good and bad catchers.

Both Molina and Lucroy displayed stable, quiet mechanics when receiving borderline pitches. Posada was the opposite, often jumping, bouncing, and shifting his stance and lunging and swiping to catch pitches. It was almost painful to watch him behind the plate. Varitek and Doumit had more stable stances, but each displayed a negative behavior that appeared to cost them strike calls. (Posada displayed both of these negative traits, and more.)
   6. Bleed the Freak Posted: January 24, 2016 at 01:27 PM (#5141018)
Baseball Prospectus is incorporating further catching data into the WARP valuations:

Modern catchers career WARP (post 1987 players - when framing figures available):
Mike Piazza - 79.7
Ivan Rodriguez - 57.3
Brian McCann - 53.4
Russell Martin - 49.9
Joe Mauer - 49.6 (~44 from 2004 to 2012 during his full-time catching years)
Javy Lopez - 43.7
Yadier Molina - 41.8
Brad Ausmus - 38.4!
Jason Kendall - 38.0
Buster Posey - 35.1
Jorge Posada - 32.7
Victor Martinez - 32.4 (~25 from 2002 to 2010 during full-time catching years)
Jason Varitek - 30.0
Jonathan Lucroy - 29.3
Miguel Montero - 28.3
Benito Santiago - 28.2
Chris Hoiles - 27.8

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