Category Archives: Worth Reading

New metrics: Brian McCann’s defense alone is worth over two wins

Yesterday, Baseball Prospectus unveiled a new model for quantifying the value of catcher defense. Unlike previous framing stats, this new methodology incorporates pitch-types, count, and umpire tendencies. They also released a stat that quantifies a catcher’s ability to block pitches. According … Continue reading

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Derek Jeter announces 2014 to be his final season; check out a high school scouting report

Earlier today, Yankees’ captain Derek Jeter announced this upcoming campaign to be his final one. There will be much pomp and circumstance this season celebrating his career and accomplishments, much like the retirement tour Mariano Rivera had. Hopefully, Jeter gets … Continue reading

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Worth Reading: Fangraphs’ interview with JR Murphy

Today on Fangraphs, David Laurila posted an interview with Yankees’ catching prospect J.R. Murphy. There’s plenty of insight into the up and coming catcher’s career, but one particular quote illustrates how the organization values Murphy’s position: “Catching is as much … Continue reading

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