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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
13 3570 .247 .320 .369 .242 10
Birth Date11-26-1976
Height6' 1"
Weight210 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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
2000 MON 23 45 123 115 6 27 6 0 0 33 7 24 0 1 0 11 0 1 .235 .276 .287 .191 -4.9 3.4 -0.1
2001 MON 24 27 48 41 4 13 3 0 1 19 6 3 0 1 0 6 0 0 .317 .396 .463 .299 4.6 -0.6 0.4
2002 MON 25 73 232 207 21 57 19 2 5 95 21 41 0 2 2 29 1 2 .275 .339 .459 .258 9.4 0.4 1.0
2003 MON 26 108 377 335 34 77 26 1 9 132 37 75 2 2 1 46 0 2 .230 .309 .394 .228 3.7 4.3 0.8
2004 MON 27 135 488 436 40 112 20 3 12 174 42 63 3 2 5 49 0 1 .257 .325 .399 .256 21.6 10.8 3.2
2005 WAS 28 116 408 369 38 99 20 1 10 151 29 48 6 2 2 44 1 0 .268 .330 .409 .263 21.5 -0.4 2.1
2006 WAS 29 124 455 410 30 105 18 0 4 135 38 67 2 3 2 55 2 2 .256 .320 .329 .232 7.2 -4.7 0.2
2007 WAS 30 129 477 408 33 96 21 1 6 137 56 56 2 7 4 54 0 0 .235 .326 .336 .236 7.5 -12.9 -0.5
2008 NYN 31 110 384 335 30 86 10 0 9 123 42 53 1 2 4 38 0 0 .257 .339 .367 .256 14.8 10.6 2.5
2009 NYN 32 59 194 170 11 37 11 0 3 57 18 21 1 3 2 24 0 0 .218 .292 .335 .232 1.6 0.6 0.2
2010 PHI 33 47 147 125 17 30 4 1 4 48 19 25 1 0 2 15 0 0 .240 .345 .384 .258 7.5 -4.3 0.3
2011 PHI 34 41 139 125 11 22 4 0 2 32 11 35 1 1 1 9 0 0 .176 .246 .256 .188 -5.3 3.7 -0.2
2012 PHI 35 34 98 89 9 20 5 0 2 31 5 15 3 0 1 7 0 0 .225 .289 .348 .216 0.5 -0.4 0.0
Career104835703165284781167967116733152622262638748.247.320.369.24289.610.610.0

Statistics for All Levels

'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
1996 DEL A 5 11 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 CPF A 0 438 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .277 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 CPF A 0 153 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .280 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 JUP A+ 0 325 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .303 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 HAR AA 0 455 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .270 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 MON MLB 45 123 .191 .262 .336 .428 .000 .293 95 -10 3.4 2.3 3.4 -0.6 -4.9 -0.1 -4.9 -0.1
2000 OTT AAA 0 254 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 MON MLB 27 48 .299 .253 .322 .408 .000 .316 98 2 1.3 0.6 -0.6 0.6 4.6 0.4 4.6 0.4
2001 OTT AAA 97 369 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .314 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 MON MLB 73 232 .258 .260 .327 .407 .000 .319 101 -0.4 5.9 3.9 0.4 0.1 9.4 1.0 9.4 1.0
2003 MON MLB 108 377 .228 .260 .327 .413 .000 .269 102 -13.3 9.9 6.3 4.3 0.8 3.7 0.8 3.7 0.8
2004 MON MLB 135 488 .256 .263 .327 .420 .000 .275 92 -2 14.5 8.7 10.8 0.4 21.6 3.2 21.6 3.2
2005 WAS MLB 116 408 .263 .260 .325 .413 .000 .284 91 1.1 11.7 7 -0.4 1.6 21.5 2.1 21.5 2.1
2006 WAS MLB 124 455 .232 .266 .334 .428 .000 .295 90 -14.2 13.7 8.2 -4.7 -0.5 7.2 0.2 7.2 0.2
2006 POT A+ 2 9 .191 .228 .308 .353 .000 .286 98 -0.7 0.3 -0.2 0.0 -0.0 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2007 WAS MLB 129 477 .236 .269 .337 .423 .000 .255 96 -12.5 14.2 8.5 -12.9 -2.7 7.5 -0.5 7.5 -0.5
2008 NYN MLB 110 384 .256 .264 .331 .416 .000 .280 94 -1.8 11.1 6.7 10.6 -1.3 14.8 2.5 14.8 2.5
2009 NYN MLB 59 194 .232 .260 .328 .415 .000 .228 96 -5.8 5.6 3.4 0.6 -1.5 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2010 PHI MLB 47 147 .258 .262 .324 .407 .000 .271 94 -0.3 4.1 2.4 -4.3 1.3 7.5 0.3 7.5 0.3
2010 LEH AAA 3 9 .057 .287 .338 .454 .000 .000 85 -2.1 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.0 -1.6 -0.1 -1.6 -0.1
2011 PHI MLB 41 139 .188 .253 .317 .394 .000 .225 91 -9.8 3.7 2.2 3.7 -1.5 -5.3 -0.2 -5.3 -0.2
2011 REA AA 7 27 .224 .257 .328 .415 .000 .300 87 -1.1 0.8 -0.1 -0.1 0.2 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2012 PHI MLB 34 98 .216 .254 .318 .399 .000 .250 99 -4.2 2.7 1.5 -0.4 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0
2012 CLR A+ 6 23 .155 .248 .307 .342 .000 .250 100 -2.7 0.7 0 -0.1 -0.1 -2.1 -0.2 -2.1 -0.2

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
1996 DEL A 11 0 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 .333 .455 .333 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 CPF A 438 46 96 20 1 4 49 53 45 3 6 .252 .349 .341 .089 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 JUP A+ 325 32 82 12 1 3 30 22 38 4 4 .272 .323 .348 .076 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 CPF A 153 33 40 7 2 7 30 16 9 6 3 .299 .386 .537 .239 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 HAR AA 455 48 111 19 1 17 66 32 56 2 2 .264 .319 .435 .171 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 OTT AAA 254 22 59 22 3 4 31 16 42 1 0 .248 .295 .416 .168 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 MON MLB 123 6 27 6 0 0 11 7 24 0 1 .235 .276 .287 .052 .191 -4.9 3.4 -0.1
2001 OTT AAA 369 33 93 27 1 6 43 27 55 2 0 .275 .336 .414 .139 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 MON MLB 48 4 13 3 0 1 6 6 3 0 0 .317 .396 .463 .146 .299 4.6 -0.6 0.4
2002 MON MLB 232 21 57 19 2 5 29 21 41 1 2 .275 .339 .459 .184 .258 9.4 0.4 1.0
2003 MON MLB 377 34 77 26 1 9 46 37 75 0 2 .230 .309 .394 .164 .228 3.7 4.3 0.8
2004 MON MLB 488 40 112 20 3 12 49 42 63 0 1 .257 .325 .399 .142 .256 21.6 10.8 3.2
2005 WAS MLB 408 38 99 20 1 10 44 29 48 1 0 .268 .330 .409 .141 .263 21.5 -0.4 2.1
2006 WAS MLB 455 30 105 18 0 4 55 38 67 2 2 .256 .320 .329 .073 .232 7.2 -4.7 0.2
2006 POT A+ 9 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .222 .222 .333 .111 .191 -0.6 0.0 -0.1
2007 WAS MLB 477 33 96 21 1 6 54 56 56 0 0 .235 .326 .336 .100 .236 7.5 -12.9 -0.5
2008 NYN MLB 384 30 86 10 0 9 38 42 53 0 0 .257 .339 .367 .110 .256 14.8 10.6 2.5
2009 NYN MLB 194 11 37 11 0 3 24 18 21 0 0 .218 .292 .335 .118 .232 1.6 0.6 0.2
2010 PHI MLB 147 17 30 4 1 4 15 19 25 0 0 .240 .345 .384 .144 .258 7.5 -4.3 0.3
2010 LEH AAA 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .111 .000 .000 .057 -1.6 0.3 -0.1
2011 PHI MLB 139 11 22 4 0 2 9 11 35 0 0 .176 .246 .256 .080 .188 -5.3 3.7 -0.2
2011 REA AA 27 2 6 1 0 0 1 3 4 0 0 .250 .333 .292 .042 .224 -0.2 -0.1 -0.0
2012 CLR A+ 23 2 4 2 0 0 2 1 6 0 0 .182 .217 .273 .091 .155 -2.1 -0.1 -0.2
2012 PHI MLB 98 9 20 5 0 2 7 5 15 0 0 .225 .289 .348 .124 .216 0.5 -0.4 0.0

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 CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2008 1281 0.4840 0.4778 0.7925 0.6629 0.3041 0.8808 0.6119 0.2075 534 -0.006432
2009 683 0.4890 0.4480 0.8497 0.6467 0.2579 0.9213 0.6778 0.1503 303 -0.005163
2010 553 0.5208 0.4286 0.7679 0.6181 0.2226 0.8596 0.4915 0.2321 248 -0.011742
2011 539 0.4935 0.4527 0.7254 0.6203 0.2894 0.8545 0.4557 0.2746 237 -0.008361
2012 383 0.4804 0.4517 0.7919 0.6359 0.2814 0.8974 0.5714 0.2081 163 -0.003046
Career34390.4920.45710.78930.64280.2770.88320.57660.2107354.2655-0.007

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-08-24 2012-10-04 60-DL 41 37 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2012-06-25 2012-07-31 15-DL 36 28 Right Ankle Sprain High Ankle - -
2011-05-12 2011-06-24 15-DL 43 40 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2010-07-02 2010-07-07 DTD 5 5 Left Thumb Sprain -
2010-05-09 2010-05-24 15-DL 15 13 Left Ankle Strain Achilles Tendon -
2009-07-29 2009-08-01 DTD 3 3 Knee Soreness -
2009-04-16 2009-05-30 15-DL 44 39 Mid Back Strain -
2009-03-18 2009-03-18 On-Alr 0 0 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2009-03-15 2009-03-25 Camp 10 0 Right Knee Sprain PCL -
2008-09-15 2008-09-15 DTD 0 0 Left Knee Inflammation Bursitis -
2008-06-22 2008-06-24 DTD 2 2 Left Hand Contusion Foul Ball -
2008-04-24 2008-05-04 DTD 10 8 Left Thumb Infection -
2008-04-20 2008-04-23 DTD 3 3 Right Forearm Contusion -
2008-03-09 2008-03-10 Camp 1 0 Right Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2007-09-08 2007-09-11 DTD 3 3 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2007-07-18 2007-07-19 DTD 1 1 Right Upper Arm Contusion Triceps HBP -
2007-07-13 2007-07-13 DTD 0 0 Right Knee Contusion Foul Ball -
2007-04-29 2007-04-30 DTD 1 1 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2007-04-19 2007-04-19 DTD 0 0 Left Knee Soreness -
2007-03-18 2007-03-25 Camp 7 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2006-09-17 2006-09-20 DTD 3 3 Groin Soreness -
2006-07-30 2006-07-30 DTD 0 0 Low Back Strain -
2006-05-11 2006-05-26 15-DL 15 14 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2005-09-22 2005-10-03 DTD 11 10 Right Shoulder Inflammation Bursitis -
2005-08-03 2005-08-09 DTD 6 5 Right Shoulder Inflammation Bursitis -
2005-07-31 2005-08-02 DTD 2 1 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2005-07-10 2005-07-10 DTD 0 0 General Medical Illness Dizziness -
2003-09-24 2003-09-26 DTD 2 1 Hand Contusion Backswing -
2003-02-24 2003-03-23 Camp 27 0 Left Ankle Sprain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 PHI $
2012 PHI $800,000
2011 PHI $1,625,000
2010 PHI $1,125,000
2009 NYN $4,900,000
2008 NYN $4,900,000
2007 WAS $3,500,000
2006 WAS $2,700,000
2005 WAS $2,000,000
2004 MON $350,000
2003 MON $310,000
2002 MON $212,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
11 yrPrevious$22,422,000
11 yrTotal$22,422,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
11 y 125 dBrodie Van Wagenen1 year/$0.8M (2012)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.8M (2012). Re-signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 11/17/11. $0.2M in performance bonuses. Retired 1/13.
  • 2 years/$2.75M (2010-11). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/1/09. $0.25M signing bonus. 10:$1M, 11:$1.5M.
  • 4 years/$16M (2006-09). Signed extension with Washington 1/06 (avoided arbitration). 06:$2.7M, 07:$3.5M, 08:$4.9M, 09:$4.9M. $0.5M assignment bonus if traded. Acquired by NY Mets in trade from Washington 11/30/07.
  • 1 year/$2M (2005). Re-signed by Washington 12/04 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.35M (0204). Re-signed 3/04.
  • 1 year/$0.31M (03). Re-signed 3/03.
  • 1 year/$0.212M (2002). Re-signed 3/02.

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
Weighted Mean???????????.000.000.000.0000.0?0.0

2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 7/23/2016 10:08 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
Weighted Mean???????????.000.000.000.0000.0?0.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 PEAK 5
20.90.10.2out of baseballout of baseball3.1

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
2015out of baseballout of baseballout of baseballout of baseballout of baseballout of baseballout of baseball

Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 Schneider is the backupiest of backup catchers. Unfortunately for him, he isnít getting that mid-to-late-30s power surge common in catchers, and while suitable behind the dish, his usefulness is wearing ever thinner. If his 13-year career does come to a close, he will no doubt be happy with how it played out. And if for some reason he isnít, he can wipe his tears with some of his more than $22 million in career earnings.
2012 Just as backup catchers can have fluke good season because of the relatively small number of plate appearances tossed their way, the same can happen in reverse. Swings like that will cost them at the bankóthe Phillies brought Schneider back for a discount at $800,000óbut they rarely affect their careers. Like actors who played bit parts in The Wire, veteran backup catchers will always have a job in the show, or failing that, on cable.
2011 Brian Schneider had a nice bounce-back year, although most of the difference was due to a few extra singles and a friendlier home park. Schneider is set to earn $1.5 million in 2011, and if he can repeat a league-average batting line, heíll be worth it, though it's worth remembering that aside from short relievers, guys like this represent the most fungible asset in baseball.
2010 Schneider entered the year as the top candidate for the everyday catcher's job on a roster without much in the catching department, the best of a series of bad choices. Schneider got banged up in the spring (knee), and then, like most Mets in 2009, things just piled on from there as he added back problems, and in the end was limited to 59 depressingly unproductive games. Schneider's loss was Omir Santos' gain (we guess, at least the Mets think so), so he's out of New York. His tour of the NL East will continue in 2010, as he signed with the Phillies. The fact that he's hit .245/.323/.342 total in the last four years and still had multiple teams bidding for his services should convince every parent to go out and buy their kid a catcher's mitt.
2009 In his own understated way, Schneider was better than the Mets could have hoped for, improving at the plate from the previous two seasons and throwing out a third of attempted basestealers. Management was unmoved by his game-calling, however, leading to efforts over the winter to bring in another backstop. The veteran catcher has a lot of limitationsófor one, he can't make Mets fans forget about Lastings Milledgeóbut he's solid enough in a timeshare. New York shouldn't be too broken up about having him back in the final year of his four-year, $16 million deal, especially given the thin crop of alternatives available during the offseason.
2008 Now that Mike Matheny's out of the game, Schneider's name comes up in the discussion of the game's toughest catchers. This might be a corollary of Nichols' Law of Catcher Defense (a catcher's defensive rep is inversely related to his ability to hit). Not that Schneider doesn't deserve credit for handling the hammering that catching entails, but it's not like Mike Piazza didn't take his lumps catching more than 1,600 games. Shipped to the Mets with Church for Lastings Milledge, Schneider is expected to split the catching chores with Ramon Castro. The Mets are talking up his valuable intangibles, but they'll reap what they sow: intangible value.
2007 Schneider endured a street-pizza season at the plate, but at least he retained his defensive value, doing a particularly good job of deterring and controlling the running game. As far as his hitting, it wasn`t a platoon thing or an RFK thing; Schneider slugged a feeble .333 against right-handers and .313 on the road. Nor was it a matter of playing him too much; Schneider handled just under 70 percent of the team`s playing time behind the plate. Instead, the Nats are confronted with the very real likelihood that they got Schneider`s peak performance within the normal range of a player`s best seasons, and, now that he`s left his age-26, 27 and 28 seasons behind him, they`re on the hook for $13.3 million for three years of this sort of production. Consider this another Jim Bowden gamble that turned out exceptionally badly.
2006 Schneider might be particularly hurt by RFK`s boggy grounds and heavy air--he hit .306/.354/.464 on the road last year--given his line-drive stroke, you might have expected him to be park-proof. Settle for counting him among the ranks of the good, not great. He`s an outstanding receiver and plate blocker, and an offensive asset if he`s hitting in the bottom third of a lineup. In need of a quality backup to handle the tougher lefties, the Nationals inexplicably signed Alberto Castillo and Mike DiFelice to see who can most closely resemble the departed Gary Bennett. At least Schneider won`t have to worry about a rival, and he can no doubt enjoy the compensations that come with being signed to a four-year, $16 million contract in January.
2005 For the second season in a row, Schneider almost eliminated the stolen base from other teams' offensive games. He threw out half the base runners who dared take off against him. He committed only four passed balls, so it's not as if they were able to make up for it by advancing on his poor defense catching the ball, either. Few other catchers can match Schneider's +38 fielding rating over the last three years. Combined with some decent power and patience, and you have a bargain at $2 million for 2005 who's flat-out fun to watch.
2004 S chneider teamed with Michael Barrett to post strong numbers in a 1/la job-sharing situation in 2002. Barrett's slump acid subsequent injury and the Expos' lack of another viable catching option shoved Schneider behind the plate on a s car everyday basis for an extended period. The results weren't pretty: Already fighting to catch up conditioning-wise after spraining his ankle in spring training, Schneider wore down as the year went on, and his hitting suffered for it. The Expos need to secure a solid 250-AB catcher in the secondary talent market. Schneider's a good player to have around if used right, a liability if pushed too hard.
2003 A better option than all the Brad Ausmii out there, with or without accounting for salary. For the Exposí purposes, Schneiderís a better-fielding catcher than Michael Barrett, with a bat that at least looked comparable in limited playing time. With payroll concerns all over the roster, Barrett may get shipped out, opening the starting job for Schneider. Paired with a veteran righty hitter, catcher could remain a plus position for the Expos, especially if Schneider converts a few of those ample doubles into homers.
2002 Schneider impressed former second-string backstop Torborg with his work behind the plate in September, putting a hammerlock on the backup-catcher job. The power he showed a couple of years ago in Harrisburg raises concerns about temporary genetic mutation occurring on tours of Three Mile Island, but even without that sock, Schneider's left-handed bat still makes him handy off the bench. He is embarking on what should be a nice little career, logging a few seasons as a starter before itís over.
2001 A decent backup catcher in the making, Brian Schneider compensates for his lack of arm strength behind the plate with quick footwork. Itís a treat to watch; weíre so used to rockets getting launched by the Ivan Rodriguezs and the Henry Blancos that we forget the difference that anticipation and quickness can make. Schneiderís shot at backing up Barrett is endangered by the signing of Sandy Martinez. Laugh away, monkey boy, but this is serious as far as Schneider is concerned.
2000 The new Darrin Fletcher? Heís a good receiver and game-caller, with an accurate arm that isnít very strong. Catchers who hit left-handed have better job guarantees than mailmen, and theyíre less likely to go postal. If Henley scuffles, Schneider could be up before September, adding another wrinkle to the choice of where to put Barrett.
1999 An unusual developmental strategy the Expos have is the midseason promotion, followed by a non-promotion the next spring. Schneider began '98 where he ended '97, in Cape Fear, and he crushed the ball for about a month before he was promoted to Jupiter, where he struggled across the board. Karl Chatman and Carlos Adolfo had similar seasons, and I just don't see any evidence that this is helping anyone's development.

BP Articles

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-07-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Back to the catchers note for a bit, looking just anecdotely, it does seem to be that the best defensive starting catchers in the big leagues (i.e. Brian Schneider, Pudge, Yadier Malina) tend to be weak hitters who would be in AAA if their defense wasn't so outstanding. But conversely, there are some players who are just medicore to good in terms of hitting (i.e. Matt LeCroy, Ramon Castro), but get much more playing time because they can hit some. Maybe 4A catchers work more on their defense because they know it is more likely that with their limited offensive capabilities that they can be a backup in the big leagues than turn into some power machine and start.
(Pat from Tufts/MetsGeek)
Oh, you didn't tell me it was Mets Geek Pat. There's no need to hide your work area here :-)

Peter Bendix and I were just discussing this over e-mail too. I think it's something we should all take a deep look at outside of the chat sometime. (Marc Normandin)
2008-01-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)The Mets have got to be kidding me that they're going into the season with this rotation, right? Or are they planning to exhume Terry Leach's corpse to round out the staff?
(ElAngelo from Brooklyn, NY)
I was expecting a Bruce Berenyi sighting, actually. It's definitely a pretty dodgy unit, because I don't think anybody should take the '07 seasons of Maine and Oliver Perez as proof that they'll be just fine going forward. That's why I think they need to be taken seriously in the Johan sweepstakes, although it would be pretty amusing if they wound up one Milledge short of being able to swing the deal, just because Omar Minaya was obsessed over the marginal differences between Brian Schneider and Johnny Estrada. (Christina Kahrl)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Lg Framing Chances CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2000 mlb 2426 .010 4.1 1395 .001 -0.3 32 .010 .009 -0.2 3.6 0.0
2001 mlb 722 -.005 -0.6 480 .000 -0.0 8 -.028 -.003 0.2 -0.4 0.0
2002 mlb 4469 -.002 -1.1 2446 -.001 0.5 40 -.023 -.001 0.6 0.0 0.0
2003 mlb 7328 .003 3.8 3947 -.000 0.5 46 -.022 -.005 0.9 5.2 0.0
2004 mlb 10063 .005 7.4 5469 -.001 2.2 67 -.063 -.004 2.9 12.5 0.0
2005 mlb 8331 -.002 -2.6 4512 .000 -0.3 70 -.105 -.000 4.6 1.7 0.0
2006 mlb 9119 -.006 -9.0 5124 -.001 1.1 72 -.029 -.007 1.8 -6.1 0.0
2007 mlb 9700 -.009 -14.4 5426 -.000 0.3 73 -.034 -.002 1.5 -12.5 0.0
2008 mlb 6934 .009 10.1 4434 .001 -1.3 60 -.026 -.001 1.0 9.9 0.0
2009 mlb 3589 -.003 -1.6 2224 -.000 0.0 22 -.032 -.006 0.6 -1.1 0.0
2010 aaa 182 .010 0.3 95 -.000 0.0 3 -.006 .000 0.0 0.3 0.0
2010 mlb 2566 -.008 -3.2 1505 -.000 0.0 34 .020 .005 -0.4 -3.6 0.0
2011 aax 0 .000 0.0 122 .000 -0.0 2 .020 .000 -0.0 -0.0 0.0
2011 mlb 2351 .012 4.2 1364 .000 -0.0 23 .000 -.000 0.0 4.1 0.0
2012 mlb 1576 -.003 -0.6 908 .000 -0.0 20 -.004 .000 0.1 -0.6 0.0
2012 afa 0 .000 0.0 109 -.000 0.0 5 .013 .004 -0.0 -0.0 0.0

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