Roberto Pérez cemented himself as one of baseball’s best catchers

In 2016, Yasmani Grandal received an MVP vote from Travis Sawchik for his advanced defensive metrics, yet even in 2019, we do not give catchers their full due. As defensive metrics for catchers become more prominent, it has become easier to understand just how valuable certain backstops are to certain teams. We can now quantify […]

Which Catchers Get Strikes at the Top of the Zone?

By Andrew Kyne The Houston Astros have long valued pitch framing. Over the last five seasons, only one team — the Dodgers — have saved more runs via framing than the Astros. (You can now find this and the rest of our Strike Zone Runs Saved data on FanGraphs, under the rSZ column within the Fielding leaderboards.) […]

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