An AL scout weighs in on the evaluation of catcher receiving skills.
The Diamondbacks GM on the importance of catcher receiving skills.
What the cerebral Diamondbacks starter thinks about the importance of framing pitches.
Catching instructors and coordinators comment on the importance of receiving skills.
The best and worst framers of the week and the season, plus framing-related links.
The best and worst receivers of the week and the 2013 season so far.
Blind framing test results and the best and worst receivers of the week and the season.
Take the blind framing test, plus the best and worst framers of the week and season.
The best missed and stolen strikes of the week, and the best and worst backstops so far.
Ben and Sam discuss the brawl between the Dodgers and Padres, then talk about Ben’s latest catcher framing research.
How does catcher height affect framing? Plus the best missed and stolen strikes of the week.
The first installment of a season-long study of what makes Jose Molina (and others like him) sexy.
The pitch before the pitch that sent the Dominican Republic to the WBC semifinals.
Ben and Sam discuss why prospect Alex Meyer isn’t the Twins’ usual type, then wonder why teams didn’t think Russell Martin was worth more than the Pirates paid him.
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about how the Reds might save some money on Aroldis Chapman, whether certain teams might benefit more from framing than others, and where we would rank Marvin Miller in the pantheon of important historical baseball figures.
Ben and Sam discuss the finding that Jose Molina’s receiving was worth 50 runs and talk about what it’s implications for baseball might be.