Anonymous wrote:Leiter fan, buddy, I'm a huge Met fan too, but come on - Piazza is a terrible defensive catcher no matter how you try to spin in.
Leiter is correct. Piazzas arm is his only shortcoming as a catcher. He blocks the plate as well as anyone, calls a good game. As good as hitters as Piazza, Lopez, Posada, Pudge are, they could throw out 10%, and still be worth much more then a gun who cant hit. SB are overrated, and a catchers throwing % isnt a big a factor as some make it out to be. Giambi was out btw.
Man. Take it from a catcher, Piazza's biggest shortcoming is not his arm. He's got the worst footwork in the game, including Matt LeCroy, who isn't even a catcher. However, I'd still take him on my team, though. I mean, the Mets made it all the way to the World Series with the worst defensive catcher in the game. He can hit enough to be on my team any time.