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dougdirt
07-12-2012, 05:22 PM
You can take this for what it is worth, but a study done by Matt Klaassen shows that both Hanigan and Mesoraco are doing very good jobs behind the dish this season.

You can see his entire article at this link: http://blogs.thescore.com/mlb/2012/07/12/fogging-the-measure-catcher-defense-ratings-july-2012-edition/

Here is his Top 10 (88 guys are included in his chart at the link above):



Rank Player Tm PA FER TER PBWPR CSR Total
1 Carlos Ruiz PHI 2499 -1.4 1.6 3.6 2.9 6.7
2 Miguel Montero ARI 2541 0.1 -0.3 2.6 3.9 6.4
3 Ryan Hanigan CIN 1865 0.6 -0.3 3.5 2.3 6.2
4 Yadier Molina STL 2629 0.9 0.2 2.0 3.0 6.1
5 Kurt Suzuki OAK 2397 0.8 0.6 1.4 2.2 5.0
6 Matt Wieters BAL 2692 0.2 -1.7 3.9 2.1 4.5
7 Brian McCann ATL 2332 0.0 1.5 0.9 1.9 4.3
8 Tyler Flowers CHW 658 0.2 0.4 -0.1 3.0 3.5
9 Brian Schneider PHI 730 0.2 0.5 0.6 1.0 2.3
10 Devin Mesoraco CIN 1293 0.4 0.8 0.8 0.1 2.2

powersackers
07-12-2012, 07:26 PM
Nice to see in print. But its pretty obvious our catching has been great defensively. Along with our entire team defense for that matter.

Cooper
07-12-2012, 09:57 PM
yeah, it's pretty obvious --i'd rather it not be verified in print.

good stuff Dirt.

i do have one question and i hope this is the forumn: the reds pitchers defense is assessed at being the best by a couple different tools - is holding the runners or sb% factored in to DER/UZR or the BIS stuff? anybody know??