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Monday, November 29, 2021

Marlins trade for catcher Jacob Stallings

The Marlins solidified their catching situation on Monday, acquiring Jacob Stallings from the Pirates for right-hander Zach Thompson and prospects Kyle Nicolas and Connor Scott, a source told MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand. The trade was pending physicals, and neither club has confirmed the report.

Stallings, who turns 32 on Dec. 22, is the reigning National League Gold Glove Award recipient after recording an MLB-tying 21 defensive runs saved, regardless of position. He also finished as the only Major League backstop not to allow a passed ball in 104 games behind the plate. Stallings’ 8.8 FRM—FanGraphs’ calculation of catcher framing value—tied for the best mark in the NL with the Brewers’ Omar Narváez. According to Baseball-Reference, Stallings accumulated 3 WAR in 2021. For an organization with young but talented pitching like the Marlins, placing an emphasis on a plus defender at catcher is a wise one.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 29, 2021 at 06:24 PM | 15 comment(s)
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