June 17, 2021

Who is the best CATCH in Free Agency? – The Candidates (The Crawfish Boxes)

If you haven’t read it yet, Hatter did some amazing work analyzing catcher’s seasons this year, and recently published an article looking at the 2019 Catcher Spectrum Scores. As we know, Robinson Chirinos and Martin Maldonado are both Free Agents leaving a big gap at catcher (reminder: Max Stassi was traded this year as well).

So here’s our first look at the Free Agent Catchers for the 2019-20 Hot Stove. We will try to give a quick glimpse into each player to see who all the potential FA Candidates are. I’ll admit, it’s tough as a writer to be able to provide a good analysis of every one of these players since we do not see them every day but we’re going to take a look at it from a unique approach. I started with the traditional statistics (BA, OBP, SLUG, age, WAR, wRC+) to figure out a baseline of performance from last year. Next I added in the statcast numbers to get a sense of their abilities without some of the statistical noise. Lastly utilizing Hatter’s Catcher Spectrum Scores we get a bit more detailed of a look at how the players created value on the field. Lastly I added contract predictions based on MLBTradeRumors projected values, contract history…

Read “Who is the best CATCH in Free Agency? – The Candidates” at The Crawfish Boxes