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12-04

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Transaction Analysis: The Rays Add Bell and Hanigan, Double Down on Catcher Defense
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R.J. Anderson and Ben Lindbergh

11-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 337: Free Agent Spending So Far/The McCann, Molina, and Smith Signings
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-25

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Transaction Analysis: Rays Bring Back Molina, Reaffirm their Belief in Framing
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Ben Lindbergh

09-20

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Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 9/20
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Ben Lindbergh

08-26

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Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 8/23
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Ben Lindbergh

07-29

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Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 7/26
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Ben Lindbergh

07-15

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Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 7/14
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Ben Lindbergh

07-01

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Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 6/29
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Ben Lindbergh

06-24

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Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 6/23
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Ben Lindbergh

06-15

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Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 6/15
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Ben Lindbergh

06-08

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Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 6/8
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Ben Lindbergh

06-01

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Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 6/1
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Ben Lindbergh

05-25

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Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 5/25
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Ben Lindbergh

05-18

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Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 5/18
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Ben Lindbergh

05-10

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Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 5/10
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Ben Lindbergh

05-03

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Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 5/3
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Ben Lindbergh

04-26

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Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 4/26
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Ben Lindbergh

04-19

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Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 4/19
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Ben Lindbergh

04-12

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Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 4/12
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Ben Lindbergh

04-05

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Overthinking It: This Week In Catcher Framing, 4/5
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Ben Lindbergh

11-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 84: Jose Molina and What the Quantification of Catcher Framing Might Mean
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-13

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Overthinking It: The 50-Run Receiver
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Ben Lindbergh

09-21

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, September 21
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Ben Lindbergh

07-13

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The Stats Go Marching In: Catching Up with Catcher Rankings
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Max Marchi

06-01

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, June 1
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Matthew Kory

05-16

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Overthinking It: Brett Lawrie Was Framed
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Ben Lindbergh

05-08

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Painting the Black: The Reeducation of David Price
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R.J. Anderson

03-21

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The Lineup Card: 10 Favorite Off-Season Moves
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Baseball Prospectus

03-09

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The Stats Go Marching In: The Hidden Helpers of the Pitching Staff
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Max Marchi

02-10

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The Stats Go Marching In: What Are the Rays Expecting from Jose Molina?
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Max Marchi

11-21

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Transaction Analysis: Pirate In, Pirate Out
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R.J. Anderson

09-24

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Spinning Yarn: Removing the Mask Encore Presentation
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Mike Fast

11-03

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Is Patience a Virtue?
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James Click

09-25

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Transaction Analysis: August 25-September 21
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Christina Kahrl

04-09

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Transaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

11-26

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Prospectus Feature: 2002 HACKING MASS Results: All Players, By Name
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Baseball Prospectus

03-27

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Transaction Analysis: March 19-25, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

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A three-way trade unites Jose Molina and Ryan Hanigan as a dreamy defensive duo.



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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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The Rays re-sign their skilled receiver, and an unlikely career continues.



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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.

Jose Molina, -24.6 (5259)
Yadier Molina, -23.8 (7443)
Alex Avila, -22.6 (5637)
Derek Norris, -20.1 (4947)
Brian McCann, -18.5 (5473)






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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:

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The best and worst receivers of the week and season so far.

We were off last week because of the All-Star break, so this edition will cover the two weeks since last time.

Framing-related link
I did a guest spot on the Blue Jays Plus podcast to talk about J.P. Arencibia's receiving skills. As you'll probably recall from his previous appearances at BP, Arencibia rated very poorly over the past two seasons, and at the beginning of this season. But in mid-June, he worked with Blue Jays roving catching instructor Sal Fasano, and since then he's rated quite well. Small sample, of course, but the statistical improvement seems to be backed up by mechanical improvements. I might write more about this soon, but for now you can hear me talk about it if you're so inclined. The moral of the story is that Sal Fasano is still the best possible person.


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The best and worst receivers of the week and season so far.

We were off last week for the holiday, so this edition will cover the two weeks since last time.

2013 League Leaders (Out-of-zone strikes and in-zone balls, not adjusted for other factors)

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The best and worst receivers of the week and season so far.

2013 League Leaders (Out-of-zone strikes and in-zone balls, not adjusted for other factors)

The Best (min. 140 OZoneStrikes+ZoneBalls)

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The best and worst receivers of the week and season.

2013 League Leaders (Out-of-zone strikes and in-zone balls, not adjusted for other factors)

The Best (min. 120 OZoneStrikes+ZoneBalls)

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The best and worst receivers of the week and season.

Framing-related link
As promised, Max Marchi followed up on his work on Retrosheet-based historical framing by applying the same method to the minor leagues. I was somewhat skeptical that the results would be useful, since there are a few aspects of minor league life that make receiving skills harder to assess: umpires call less consistent zones, pitchers have worse command, and because of the constant promotions and demotions, catchers are less familiar with their batterymates’ arsenals.

But Max found a fairly strong correlation between framing performance in the upper minors and the majors, so we know that by the time a catcher gets to Double-A, at least, his receiving talents are detectable. That’s a significant finding, and it’s possible that we could identify strong receivers statistically in the low minors or even at the amateur level, if we had access to reliable pitch-by-pitch data. If teams aren’t doing this analysis already, they will be before long.


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The best and worst receivers of the week and season, plus a look at swing rates on borderline pitches.

In the comments section of a post at Tom Tango's site about Max Marchi's "Retroframing" article, commenter "pm" asked:

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The best and worst of the week and season.

Framing-related links
A couple weeks ago I linked to a feature on framing I wrote for Grantland, as well as this Q&A on receiving skills with Russell Martin. I mentioned that I had another Q&A with Ryan Hanigan on the way, and now that one is up at Grantland as well. You can go here to see what Hanigan had to say on the subject.

Because the Martin and Hanigan interviews were so lengthy, only parts of them fit into the Grantland posts. I didn't want the leftovers to go to waste, so I put the tastiest portions together in this BP piece. It's meaty.


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