Tag Archives: Jeff Mathis

Stat of the week: Who are the best defensive free agents?

By MARK SIMON Baseball moves quickly these days. Free agency is already upon us, with some highly-coveted names in this year’s market. But who are the free agents who will be most coveted for their defense? Thirty-year-old second baseman DJ LeMahieu won his third career Gold Glove (he finished a close second to Kolten Wong in the […]

Which catchers are best at stealing strikes?

BY MARK SIMON With there being an off day in the World Series, let’s take a look at a leaderboard that stoked our interest this season –- which catchers did the best job of getting strikes on pitches that maybe he shouldn’t have gotten strikes on? Our definition for this was to look at the […]

Who is baseball’s best backup catcher?

By EZRA RAWDON Having spent most of my career as a backup catcher at the scholastic and collegiate level, I have developed into a fan of MLB backup catchers. In an attempt to satisfy my curiosity on who might be the most valuable in baseball at the moment, I decided to dig in using some […]