Re: Pitch framing and the pitcher ability
Originally Posted by dougdirt
But my point was, how can a catcher be smooth with the glove if his pitcher can't throw it where the glove is? You can't. So wouldn't a pitchers fastball command have as much or more to do with it than the catchers ability?
In other words, did Maddux get that pitch 6 inches off the plate in part because he was hitting the target?
I suspect you're right Doug, in that it's additive. You need both a catcher with the skills to stay quiet and a pitcher with the control to allow the catcher to do so.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.