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Portrait of Jesus Flores

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .217 4 21 22 1 .210 -0.3
Birth Date10-26-1984
Height6' 1"
Weight210 lbs
Age29 years, 11 months, 29 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
-0.32011
-1.02012
2013
-0.32014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2007 WAS 22 79 197 180 21 44 9 0 4 65 14 48 3 0 0 25 0 1 .244 .310 .361 .228 4.0 1.3 0.5
2008 WAS 23 90 324 301 23 77 18 1 8 121 15 78 4 4 0 59 0 1 .256 .296 .402 .246 3.5 -1.7 0.2
2009 WAS 24 29 106 93 13 28 3 2 4 47 11 26 0 1 1 15 0 0 .301 .371 .505 .305 9.6 -0.4 0.9
2011 WAS 26 30 91 86 5 18 6 0 1 27 5 27 0 0 0 2 0 0 .209 .253 .314 .205 -2.7 -0.5 -0.3
2012 WAS 27 83 296 277 22 59 12 1 6 91 13 59 1 3 2 26 1 2 .213 .248 .329 .201 -9.0 -0.7 -1.0
Career311101493784226484233515823888312714.241.289.375.2325.4-2.10.2

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2004 BRO A- 3 6 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 HAG A 82 337 .201 .257 .334 .388 .257 .278 98 -20.3 9.4 3.9 -1.0 -0.0 -6.9 -0.8 -6.9 -0.8
2006 SLU A+ 120 480 .280 .254 .326 .374 .260 .329 103 7.8 10.4 4.4 3.1 -1.8 25.8 2.9 25.8 2.9
2007 WAS MLB 79 197 .228 .265 .333 .426 .260 .312 96 -7.1 5.8 3.1 1.3 0.0 4.0 0.5 4.0 0.5
2008 WAS MLB 90 324 .246 .265 .329 .415 .261 .315 96 -5 9.4 5.5 -1.7 -3.7 3.5 0.2 3.5 0.2
2008 COH AAA 17 69 .168 .266 .334 .412 .267 .211 94 -7 2.1 1.1 -0.2 0.6 -3.6 -0.4 -3.6 -0.4
2009 WAS MLB 29 106 .305 .266 .338 .427 .270 .375 95 5.1 3.0 1.7 -0.4 -0.9 9.6 0.9 9.6 0.9
2009 HAR AA 3 11 .288 .281 .346 .419 .280 .400 96 0.3 0.3 0 -0.0 -0.0 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2011 WAS MLB 30 91 .205 .248 .318 .384 .258 .293 98 -5 2.5 1.4 -0.5 -1.5 -2.7 -0.3 -2.7 -0.3
2011 SYR AAA 56 218 .209 .264 .334 .408 .259 .288 96 -13 6.8 2.8 -0.1 -1.7 -2.8 -0.3 -2.8 -0.3
2012 WAS MLB 83 296 .201 .256 .317 .403 .259 .247 103 -17.2 8.1 4.9 -0.7 -1.9 -9.0 -1.0 -9.0 -1.0
2012 MAG Wnt 28 91 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .322 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 ABQ AAA 22 80 .169 .275 .340 .424 .271 .218 117 -7.5 2.2 1.3 0.2 -0.3 -3.4 -0.3 -3.4 -0.3
2013 DUR AAA 52 189 .165 .252 .323 .378 .251 .219 109 -19.5 5.4 2.4 -0.2 -1.6 -13.6 -1.4 -13.6 -1.4
2014 OMA AAA 40 150 .261 .268 .337 .423 .269 .290 95 0.2 4.5 2.7 -0.2 -0.2 7.2 0.7 7.2 0.7

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2004 BRO A- 6 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .833 .500 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 HAG A 337 34 69 18 0 7 42 12 90 2 2 .216 .251 .339 .122 .201 -6.9 -1.0 -0.8
2006 SLU A+ 480 66 114 32 0 21 70 28 127 2 0 .266 .335 .487 .221 .280 25.8 3.1 2.9
2007 WAS MLB 197 21 44 9 0 4 25 14 48 0 1 .244 .310 .361 .117 .228 4.0 1.3 0.5
2008 COH AAA 69 8 9 3 0 1 7 8 20 0 0 .153 .275 .254 .102 .168 -3.6 -0.2 -0.4
2008 WAS MLB 324 23 77 18 1 8 59 15 78 0 1 .256 .296 .402 .146 .246 3.5 -1.7 0.2
2009 HAR AA 11 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .364 .364 .364 .000 .288 0.8 -0.0 0.1
2009 WAS MLB 106 13 28 3 2 4 15 11 26 0 0 .301 .371 .505 .204 .305 9.6 -0.4 0.9
2011 SYR AAA 218 17 49 15 0 5 30 5 54 0 0 .234 .252 .378 .144 .209 -2.8 -0.1 -0.3
2011 WAS MLB 91 5 18 6 0 1 2 5 27 0 0 .209 .253 .314 .105 .205 -2.7 -0.5 -0.3
2012 WAS MLB 296 22 59 12 1 6 26 13 59 1 2 .213 .248 .329 .116 .201 -9.0 -0.7 -1.0
2012 MAG Wnt 91 11 22 4 0 3 8 5 22 1 1 .262 .319 .417 .155 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 DUR AAA 189 8 32 6 0 2 18 7 42 0 0 .178 .212 .244 .067 .165 -13.6 -0.2 -1.4
2013 ABQ AAA 80 5 12 5 0 0 7 4 18 0 0 .164 .218 .233 .068 .169 -3.4 0.2 -0.3
2014 OMA AAA 150 18 34 5 0 5 21 11 32 0 0 .248 .304 .394 .146 .261 7.2 -0.2 0.7

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 1165 0.5073 0.5313 0.7221 0.6599 0.3990 0.8513 0.5022 0.2779
2009 405 0.4840 0.5136 0.7837 0.6837 0.3541 0.8731 0.6216 0.2163
2011 331 0.5106 0.5952 0.6954 0.7160 0.4691 0.8347 0.4737 0.3046
2012 1114 0.4964 0.5553 0.7427 0.7143 0.3975 0.8304 0.5874 0.2557
Career30150.50050.54480.73510.68940.40010.84470.54660.2644

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-07-22 2012-07-24 DTD 2 2 - Low Back Soreness - -
2012-07-20 2012-07-20 DTD 0 0 - Low Back Soreness - -
2012-05-28 2012-06-02 DTD 5 3 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2011-11-15 2011-11-15 WIN 0 0 - Soreness - -
2010-04-03 2010-10-04 60-DL 184 162 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery SLAP Labrum Tear 2009-09-16
2010-02-15 2010-03-26 Camp 39 0 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery SLAP Labrum Tear 2009-09-16
2009-09-26 2009-09-26 On-Alr 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Chips 2009-09-26
2009-09-18 2009-10-05 60-DL 17 16 Right Shoulder Surgery SLAP Labrum Tear 2009-09-16
2009-05-10 2009-09-04 15-DL 117 105 Right Shoulder Stress Fracture Acromion -
2009-03-01 2009-03-28 Camp 27 0 Right Elbow Sprain -
2008-09-03 2008-09-29 60-DL 26 22 Left Ankle Sprain -
2008-08-17 2008-08-19 DTD 2 1 Right Knee Sprain From Collision -
2008-08-14 2008-08-15 DTD 1 1 General Medical Illness -
2008-06-05 2008-06-05 DTD 0 0 Left Hand Contusion HBP -
2008-05-31 2008-06-01 DTD 1 1 Head Dizziness From Foul Tip -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 KCA $
2013 LAN $
2012 WAS $815,000
2011 WAS $750,000
2010 WAS $750,000
2009 WAS $415,500
2008 WAS $400,000
2007 WAS $380,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$3,510,500
6 yrTotal$3,510,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 79 dPraver/Shapiro1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 3/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 1/16/13 (minor-league contract). Released by LA Dodgers 5/23/13. Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 6/4/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.815M (2012). Re-signed by Washington 1/16/12 (avoided arbitration). Non-tendered by Washington 11/30/12.
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2011). Re-signed by Washington 12/2/10 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2010). Re-signed by Washington 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonus: $10,000 for 70 games, $15,000 for 80 g, $25,000 for 90 g.
  • 1 year/$0.4155M (2009). Re-signed 2/14/09.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2008). Re-signed 1/25/08.
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007). Selected by Washington from NY Mets in Rule 5 draft 12/06. Signed by Washington 1/07.
  • Signed by NY Mets 2002 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 512 50 117 24 2 12 53 29 116 2 1 .247 .292 .381 .250 7.8 C -1 0.7
80o 491 46 106 22 2 10 49 27 114 1 1 .233 .276 .359 .236 1.0 C -1 0.0
70o 476 42 99 20 2 10 46 25 112 1 1 .223 .265 .343 .226 -3.6 C -1 -0.5
60o 462 40 92 19 2 9 43 23 110 1 1 .214 .255 .329 .218 -7.2 C -1 -0.9
50o 450 37 87 18 2 9 41 22 109 1 1 .206 .246 .317 .210 -10.4 C -1 -1.3
40o 438 35 81 17 1 8 39 20 107 1 1 .198 .236 .304 .202 -13.5 C -1 -1.6
30o 424 33 75 16 1 7 36 19 105 1 1 .189 .226 .291 .194 -16.5 C -1 -1.9
20o 409 30 68 14 1 7 34 17 103 1 1 .179 .215 .275 .184 -19.8 C -1 -2.3
10o 388 27 61 13 1 6 30 15 99 1 0 .165 .199 .253 .170 -23.9 C -1 -2.7
Weighted Mean45639901929422210911.209.250.323.214-9.0C -1-1.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
3% 21% 14% 20% 62%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
20153025022468142111620.195.231.291.195-2.4-21.2-1.11.213.4-34.7-0.6
201631250224710142211620.201.236.304.199-2.4-21.5-1.11.114.9-36.4-0.6
201732250224610142111620.194.230.291.193-2.8-24.9-1.11.014.9-39.8-0.6
201833632571212321155261550.202.235.301.198-2.6-22.1-2.72.414.9-36.8-1.5
201934305265811152611760.199.230.293.193-2.8-25.1-1.31.114.9-39.8-0.7
20203561152112212949261530.192.227.280.188-3.3-28.7-2.62.014.9-43.0-1.5
20213662151111212747251540.189.222.267.182-3.7-32.6-2.71.914.9-46.7-1.5
202237634551182221052261590.195.229.286.191-3.1-27.3-2.71.714.9-41.3-1.5
20233862751110202847261610.185.220.264.180-3.9-34.0-2.71.514.9-47.8-1.5

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
1.10.4out of baseballout of baseballout of baseball0.71.5

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 74)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 87 Mike Rabelo 2009 .000 DNP
2 82 Omir Santos 2010 .000 DNP
3 82 Humberto Cota 2008 .000 DNP
4 81 Craig Tatum 2012 .000 DNP
5 80 Brett Hayes 2013 .313
6 78 Kevin Cash 2007 .145
7 77 Koyie Hill 2008 .090
8 77 Guillermo Quiroz 2011 .000 DNP
9 77 Jason Jaramillo 2012 .000 DNP
10 77 Jeff Mathis 2012 .218
11 77 Humberto Quintero 2009 .217
12 76 Matt Kata 2007 .218
13 76 Josh Bard 2007 .276
14 76 Gustavo Molina 2011 .168
15 75 Ben Johnson 2011 .000 DNP
16 75 Armando Camacaro 2008 .000 DNP
17 75 Rob Johnson 2012 .206
18 75 Ed Ott 1981 .211
19 75 Don Slaught 1988 .282
20 75 Shawn Riggans 2010 .000 DNP
21 75 Del Rice 1952 .274
22 75 Bob Schmidt 1962 .250
23 75 Eli Whiteside 2009 .204
24 75 Scott Servais 1996 .239
25 74 Carlos Corporan 2013 .242
26 74 Josh Wilson 2010 .222
27 74 Wil Nieves 2007 .147
28 74 Barry Foote 1981 .208
29 74 Matt Pagnozzi 2012 .000 DNP
30 74 Sammy Taylor 1962 .240
31 74 Rich Gedman 1989 .211
32 74 Ryan Budde 2009 .000
33 74 Jeff Kunkel 2012 .000 DNP
34 74 Cory Sullivan 2009 .260
35 74 Raul Casanova 2002 .211
36 74 Donny Lucy 2012 .000 DNP
37 74 Dave Valle 1990 .249
38 74 Benito Santiago 1994 .243
39 74 Bo Diaz 1982 .277
40 73 Vic Correll 1975 .241
41 73 Nelson Santovenia 1991 .218
42 73 Bill Sarni 1957 .000 DNP
43 73 Tony Eusebio 1996 .237
44 73 Brian Johnson 1997 .250
45 73 Pat Borders 1992 .249
46 73 Dick Billings 1972 .236
47 73 Chris Widger 2000 .241
48 73 Drew Butera 2013 .031
49 73 Jason Varitek 2001 .277
50 73 John Bateman 1970 .239
51 73 Matt Nokes 1993 .258
52 73 Eddie Taubensee 1998 .271
53 73 Guillermo Rodriguez 2007 .235
54 73 Eddie Perez 1997 .211
55 73 Bobby Wilson 2012 .216
56 73 Barry Lyons 1989 .230
57 73 Dee Brown 2007 -.008
58 73 Earl Averill 1961 .285
59 72 Ernie Whitt 1981 .229
60 72 Dewayne Wise 2007 .353
61 72 John Purdom 2010 .000 DNP
62 72 Jody Davis 1986 .245
63 72 Freddie Bynum 2009 .000 DNP
64 72 Dan Wilson 1998 .241
65 72 Wilkin Castillo 2013 .000 DNP
66 72 Bob Tillman 1966 .224
67 72 Sammy White 1957 .187
68 72 Dick Brown 1964 .254
69 72 Ryan Jorgensen 2008 .009
70 72 Dane Sardinha 2008 .154
71 72 John Suomi 2010 .000 DNP
72 72 Terry Kennedy 1985 .232
73 72 Adam Moore 2013 .282
74 72 Greg Myers 1995 .253
75 72 Keith Osik 1998 .202
76 72 Ramon Hernandez 2005 .264
77 72 Brian Peterson 2008 .000 DNP
78 72 Les Moss 1954 .213
79 72 Terry Steinbach 1991 .262
80 72 Johnny Roseboro 1962 .271
81 72 Chris James 1992 .247
82 71 Edwin Bellorin 2011 .000 DNP
83 71 Chad Moeller 2004 .191
84 71 John Flaherty 1997 .247
85 71 Javier Valentin 2005 .289
86 71 Duane Josephson 1971 .240
87 71 Salomon Manriquez 2012 .000 DNP
88 71 Matt Tolbert 2011 .189
89 71 Milt May 1980 .249
90 71 Johnny Edwards 1967 .207
91 71 Fran Healy 1976 .209
92 71 Brent Butler 2007 .000 DNP
93 71 Andy Etchebarren 1972 .234
94 71 Jesse Gonder 1965 .218
95 71 Mike Macfarlane 1993 .297
96 71 Sandy Alomar Jr. 1995 .281
97 71 Brad Davis 2012 .000 DNP
98 71 Josh Barfield 2012 .000 DNP
99 71 Barbaro Garbey 1986 .000 DNP
100 71 Matt Batts 1951 .253

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 The former Rule 5 pickup from the Mets hasnít been the same since his 29-game breakout in 2009, and injuries, underperformance, and the acquisition of Kurt Suzuki led to his non-tendering by the Nationals. Capable backstops donít usually linger on the wire too long, so Flores will latch on somewhere either as a backup or as a Triple-A starter on hand for depth.
2012 BP's resident dermatologist, Rany Jazayerli, had a theory about backup catchers that he called "The Junior Ortiz Axiom," if memory serves. The concept is that if a backup catcher hangs around long enough, he will eventually hit .300, no matter his skill level. Since Flores has already done this (in 2009), does it make sense to let him go because he's fired the arrows in his quiver? Flores is the epitome of backup catcherdom, and should have been allowed to move along once he began costing more than the league minimum.
2011 If you were expecting Flores back in action last season, you may as well have been rooting for a presidential pardon to re-planetize Plutoóit just didn't happen. In Flores' case the failure to turn back the clock stemmed from repeated mishaps while rehabbing the shoulder that shut him down in '09. Finally playing again in the Venezuelan winter league, Flores caught semi-regularly, but at this stage his future is in danger of being dwarfed as convincingly as the sun's ninth big circling thingmajig: he needs to prove that he's healthy and durable enough to back up Pudge in Wilson Ramos' place, while Derek Norris moves up the ladder with a 2012 ETA. The Nats are sensibly leaving Flores behind the plate for the time being rather than attempting to dress his bat up as in first base livery in the aftermath of Dunn's departure.
2010 The future was set to arrive for Flores in 2009, but shoulder woes culminating in September labrum surgery limited him to 29 games during which he continued to give tantalizing hints of what may be in store. The former Rule 5 pickup has always been a solid defensive catcher with power, and had started to improve on a few of his offensive weaknesses by drawing more walks and hitting righties (.313/.384/.547) before being shelved (small-sample caveats apply). Flores is scheduled to be ready sometime in spring training, although there is some concern that his throwing arm might take longer to recover. The late-career shadow of Ivan Rodriguez is on hand just in case, but since Flores has the tools to be an above-average big-league backstop, any time he spends both healthy and on the bench will be a waste.
2009 The original plan in '08 called for Flores, who'd been more or less buried as a Rule 5 pick in 2007, to spend the year in Columbus making up for his lost season while Lo Duca and Estrada managed the major league staff. That duo proved to be both fragile and inept, and it quickly became obvious that Flores was indeed their best backstop, for now and into the future. He's a good catcher with power, and there's a decent chance he'll be an All-Star if he can just learn to lay off those sliders low and away.
2008 For all of the talk that the Rule 5 draft isn't yielding the same sort of goodies that it used to, there are lovely counter-examples like Flores. The Nats should be able to look forward to reaping the benefits of his fluidity as a receiver and his potent throwing arm for years to come. He already pulls the ball with some power, so he should be a good match for the new park's slightly shallower power alleys. If he isn't sharing the playing time behind the plate with Paul Lo Duca, a return to the minors for a couple of months of full-time play would probably help him start hitting right-handers with more authority. It's within his power to push the veteran to the bench before the end of the season and get named to an All-Star team within the next four.
2007 The Mets ended the season with few position-playing prospects, but after the 2006 Rule 5 draft, they had one less. The Nationals grabbed Flores, who tied for the Florida State League lead in home runs last year. The most likely outcomes are that Flores gets returned to the Mets or the Nats keep him but stunt his development; his offensive game is not polished enough for the majors.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-03-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Your choice for a cheap catcher . Jesus Flores,Adam Moore or Tyler Flowers ?
(Spirou from Montreal)
Tyler Flowers seems like the only one with legitimate upside out of those guys. And please don't tell me Adam Moore is still going to see playing time. (Jeremy Greenhouse)
2010-11-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)Derek Norris looks great, plenty of people think Ramos is pretty good, and Jesus Flores is ambulatory in Venezuela. Should the Nats be trading one of the catching prospects? Who would matchup well to exchange for a starting pitcher?
(Charlie from Bethesda, MD)
Remember when the Rangers had eight million catchers? Now they have none. Don't trade anyone, as you can never have enough catching. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-05-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who the heck do the Nats use in place of Ivan Rodriguez for the next couple of weeks? Wil Nieves as the statrer is bad enough, but there is nobody else available.
(HalfStreet from Fairfax VA)
As you know, Chris Coste is out for the year, and they've pressed Jamie Burke up to Syracuse to get him back in gear ASAP. And last I heard, Jesus Flores hasn't even tried to catch yet in his slow rehab. I wouldn't be surprised at all to see a mercy-minded swap get made if Burke can't be ready in time, but it reflects an interesting industry-wide issue: the lack of readily available free talent behind the plate. It seems worse this year than it has been in recent memory, but the extent to which that's true deserves further exploration. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-04-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hopefully Wieters isn't really switch-hitting Jesus Flores!
(dianagramr from NYC)
Har har (Marc Normandin)
2008-08-15 15:00:00 (link to chat)Better catcher in five years: Kurt Suzuki or Jesus Flores?
(Drew W from NoVa)
Oooh, I like this question, in no small part because I really like both of them, but where I see Suzuki as a guy who will always be one of the best second-rank catchers in the game (as in, a step behind the stars), Flores is someone I see with a chance to push his way into the first, even in a NL already gifted with McCann, Martin, and Soto. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-06-20 13:30:00 (link to chat)From the sounds of it, the Nats prospects aren't likely to be the high-upside players fans may have hoped, instead a collection of average players. What direction would you take this franchise in the next few years? Make a splash signing Texiera and build a team around him? Try and get CC? Or just hope that nobody minds 90-loss teams indefinitely?
(SC from Philadelphia)
Yeah, their draft approach has been a bit more risk-averse than their organization might have needed since coming down from Montreal. I don't think a big FA signing will be enough to make them good. You have to let Bowden keep working, keep winning trades, try and find more Jesus Flores-caliber players in the various markets. It's a three-year process, I think. (Joe Sheehan)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Framing Chances Extra Strikes Framing Runs Framing Runs per 7000 Blocking Chances PB/WP Saved Blocking Runs Blocking Runs per 7000 Total Receiving Runs Total Receiving Runs per 7000
2008 6242 -3 -2.2 -2.5 3484 -1.0 -0.4 -0.8 -2.6 -3.3
2009 1961 -11 -2.1 -7.5 1124 0.5 0.1 0.9 -2.0 -6.6
2011 1739 16 2.8 11.4 847 0.6 0.2 1.3 3.0 12.7
2012 5992 54 7.0 8.1 3387 3.9 1.1 2.3 8.1 10.5
total 15934 54 5.3 2.3 8842 3.7 1.0 0.8 6.3 3.1

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