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This video breaks down all components of catcher defense from framing to game calling to help you more efficiently evaluate the guys behind the dish. Slide 1: Framing the Debate (Turkenkopf, 2008- Beyond the Box Score) Framing the Framing Debate (Carruth, 2010- Lookout Landing) A First Pass at a Catcher Framing Metric (Letson, 2010- Beyond the Boxscore) Field General or Backstop?: Evaluating the catcher’s influence on pitcher performance (Woolner, 2000- Baseball Prospectus) Do Catchers have an ERA? (Smith, 2011-Hardball Times Annual) The Art of Handling the Pitching Staff (Marchi, 2012- Baseball Prospectus) Slide 2: Evaluating catchers: Quantifying the framing pitches skill (Marchi, 2011- Hardball Times) Framing the Debate (Turkenkopf, 2008- Beyond the Box Score) Slide 3: Evaluating Catchers (Tango, 2003- TangoTiger.net) With or Without...Derek Jeter (Tango, 2008- Hardball Times Annual) Removing the Mask Encore Presentation (Fast, 2011, Baseball Prospectus) Framing and Blocking Pitches: A Regressed, Probabilistic Model: A New Method for Measuring Catcher Defense (Brooks and Pavlidis, 2014- Baseball Prospectus) Slide 4: Testing Catcher Framing Numbers (Lichtman, 2012- Inside the Book) Are you kidding me? Can framing be worth that much? (Lichtman, 2018- MGL Baseball) Removing the Mask Encore Presentation (Fast, 2011, Baseball Prospectus) Measuring Catcher Framing in the Minor Leagues (Marchi, 2013- Baseball Prospectus) Framing and Blocking Pitches: A Regressed, Probabilistic Model: A New Method for Measuring Catcher Defense (Brooks and Pavlidis, 2014- Baseball Prospectus) Pitch-Framing Data Is Going Insane (Sullivan, 2017- Fangraphs) Data Published via Baseball Prospectus Slide 5: Two dimensions of catching—and dealing with interactions (Marchi, 2010- Baseball Prospectus) Another one bites the dust (Koprivica, 2011- Hardball Times) Passed Balls and Wild Pitches (Again) (Judge, 2017- Baseball Prospectus) Passed Balls and Wild Pitches: Getting It Right (Judge, 2015- Baseball Prospectus) Slide 6: What Are the Rays Expecting from Jose Molina? (Marchi, 2012- Baseball Prospectus) Data Accessed via Baseball Prospectus Slide 7: Data and Images Accessed via Baseball Savant What Statcast tells us about catchers and stolen bases (Petreillo, 2016- MLB.com) Timing Pitchers and Catchers To Prevent Stolen Bases (Dewan, 2013- Bill James Online) Slide 8: Catching Up (Pavlidis and Judge, 2016) Two dimensions of catching—and dealing with interactions.(Marchi, 2010- Hardball Times) Data Accessed via Baseball Prospectus and Fangraphs Slide 9: The Art of Handling the Pitching Staff (Marchi, 2012- Baseball Prospectus) Yadi's Secret Sauce (Lindbergh, 2014- Grantland)
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