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2 Overthinking It: June in Catcher Framing by Ben Lindbergh
3 BP Unfiltered: Glen Perkins Dislikes Losing Strikes by Ben Lindbergh
2 Overthinking It: May in Catcher Framing by Ben Lindbergh
12 Overthinking It: Catcher Framing: The Season So Far by Ben Lindbergh
4 Framing the Future by Harry Pavlidis
47 Framing and Blocking Pitches: A Regressed, Probabilistic Model by Harry Pavlidis and Dan Brooks
7 Transaction Analysis: The Rays Add Bell and Hanigan, Double Down on Catcher Defense by R.J. Anderson and Ben Lindbergh
3 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 338: Giving Thanks for Your Emails by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 337: Free Agent Spending So Far/The McCann, Molina, and Smith Signings by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
4 Transaction Analysis: Rays Bring Back Molina, Reaffirm their Belief in Framing by Ben Lindbergh
5 Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 9/20 by Ben Lindbergh
3 Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 8/23 by Ben Lindbergh
6 Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 7/26 by Ben Lindbergh
7 Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 7/14 by Ben Lindbergh
1 Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 6/29 by Ben Lindbergh
6 Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 6/23 by Ben Lindbergh
6 Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 6/15 by Ben Lindbergh
3 The Stats Go Marching In: Measuring Catcher Framing in the Minor Leagues by Max Marchi
4 Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 6/8 by Ben Lindbergh
6 Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 6/1 by Ben Lindbergh
0 Prospectus Q&A: Russell Martin and Ryan Hanigan by Ben Lindbergh
2 Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 5/25 by Ben Lindbergh
5 BP Unfiltered: Chris Stewart and Miguel Montero on Catcher Receiving Skills by Ben Lindbergh
3 BP Unfiltered: An AL Scout on Evaluating Catcher Receiving Skills by Ben Lindbergh
1 BP Unfiltered: Kevin Towers on Catcher Receiving Skills by Ben Lindbergh
1 BP Unfiltered: Brandon McCarthy on Catcher Framing by Ben Lindbergh
0 Prospectus Q&A: The College of Coaches on Catcher Framing by Ben Lindbergh
11 Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 5/18 by Ben Lindbergh
13 Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 5/10 by Ben Lindbergh
10 Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 5/3 by Ben Lindbergh
57 Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 4/26 by Ben Lindbergh
15 Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 4/19 by Ben Lindbergh
4 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 180: Carlos Quentin vs. Zack Greinke/Why Catcher Height Matters for Framing by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
14 Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 4/12 by Ben Lindbergh
27 Overthinking It: This Week In Catcher Framing, 4/5 by Ben Lindbergh
9 BP Unfiltered: A Bad Framer, a Bad Call, and an Encouraging Stat About Umpires by Ben Lindbergh
3 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 92: Why the Twins' New Prospect Isn't Their Type/Why Didn't Russell Martin Make More Money? by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 90: The Cheapskate Approach to Aroldis Chapman/The Phillies and Framing/Ranking Baseball Figures By Historical Importance by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 84: Jose Molina and What the Quantification of Catcher Framing Might Mean by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
25 Overthinking It: The 50-Run Receiver by Ben Lindbergh
8 Raising Aces: The Man in the Ironic Mask by Doug Thorburn
15 In A Pickle: Carlos Santana, and the Choice of a Generation by Jason Wojciechowski
14 The Stats Go Marching In: Catching Up with Catcher Rankings by Max Marchi
14 The Stats Go Marching In: What Are the Rays Expecting from Jose Molina? by Max Marchi
28 Overthinking It: Jorge Posada, the Hall of Fame, and the Fog of WARP by Ben Lindbergh
59 Spinning Yarn: The Real Strike Zone by Mike Fast
The best and worst receptions, with glorious GIFs and graphs.
At the end of April, I brought back my weekly catcher framing series from 2013 in
a new, monthly form (and came back for more after May). I mentioned this then, but as a refresher, here's where you can find catcher receiving stats at Baseball Prospectus: Read the full article...
Twins pitchers pay a price for rostering poor receivers. Framing leaders, best and worst receptions, and a bunch of glorious GIFs.
Earlier this year, I brought back my weekly catcher framing series from 2013 in
a new, monthly form. I mentioned this then, but as a refresher, here's where you can find receiving stats at Baseball Prospectus: Read the full article...
Framing leaders, best and worst receptions, and a bunch of glorious GIFs. The best receiving catchers (and the best receiving teams) of the upcoming season.
One of the benefits of our
recently released catching defense metrics is they’re essentially ready-to-project, thanks to the regression feature of the model (the "R" in RPM). RPM also gives us two ways to assign value to framing, one using context (the ball-strike count) and one using a flat value (recently adjusted* to ~.155 runs).
Read the full article... The best blockers and receivers, revealed.
[T]he expected runs produced from each plate appearance starting with a strike decreases by .029 runs and increases by .040 for every ball thrown on a first pitch. In other words, having as many of those 0-0 'striballs' called strikes can greatly impact the outcome of the game.
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December 4, 2013 9:36 am
A three-way trade unites Jose Molina and Ryan Hanigan as a dreamy defensive duo.
November 27, 2013 6:01 am
Ben and Sam discuss the Hall of Fame and answer listener emails about brawls with Brian McCann, catcher framing, park effects, and more.
November 26, 2013 6:00 am
Ben and Sam discuss the early movement on the free agent market, then break down the Jose Molina, Brian McCann, and Joe Smith signings.
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November 25, 2013 8:49 am
The Rays re-sign their skilled receiver, and an unlikely career continues.
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September 20, 2013 8:08 am
The best and worst receivers of the week(s) and year, with end-of-season minor-league stats.
2013 League Leaders
Welcome back. We’re going to start things off a little differently this time. These are the top five framers of 2013, according to Max Marchi’s model, through the end of August (it takes time to run, so it’s updated monthly). Negative numbers are runs saved, and numbers inside parentheses are called pitches.
, -24.6 (5259) Jose Molina
, -23.8 (7443) Yadier Molina
, -22.6 (5637) Alex Avila
, -20.1 (4947) Derek Norris
, -18.5 (5473) Brian McCann Read the full article... The best and worst receivers of the week (s) and season, with a cameo from Vin Scully and a closer look at Travis d'Arnaud.
Haven't done one of these
in a while, but absence from framing makes the heart grow fonder. Time to play catch-up!
We'll start with Vin Scully, who just
decided to return for season no. 65. If you don't follow me, you might've missed this, and we can't have that: Read the full article...