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Postby thedude » Mon May 14, 2007 10:16 pm

Payne Dailey wrote:Rotoworld has a weekly rundown on which catcher to run on and which ones not to.

this weeks column:

Caught Stealing %:
Toughest to steal against (SB/SBA, CS%)
1. Paul Lo Duca, NYM 6-for-16 SB (62.5%) – 4 vs CHC, 3 vs NYY
2. Yadier Molina, STL 5-for-11 SB (54.5%) – 3 @ LA, 3 @ DET
3. David Ross, CIN 6-for-13 SB (53.8%) – 3 @ SD, 3 @ CLE
4. Ronny Paulino, PIT 11-for-23 SB (52.5%) – 4 vs FLA, 3 vs ARI
5. Gerald Laird, TEX 14-for-24 SB (41.7%) – 1 vs LAA, 3 @ TB, 3 @ HOU

Facing these elite catchers is bad news for the following players in the stolen base category: Juan Pierre (14-for-18 SB), Grady Sizemore (12-for-12 SB), Russell Martin (5-for-5 SB), Hanley Ramirez (10-for-12 SB), Eric Byrnes (8-for-10 SB), Reggie Willits (6-for-6 SB), Gary Matthews (7-for-9 SB), B.J. Upton (6-for-8 SB), Carl Crawford (10-for-13 SB)

Easiest to steal against (SB/SBA, CS%)
1. Jason Varitek, BOS 8-for-9 SB (11.1%) – 4 vs DET, 3 vs ATL
2. Jorge Posada, NYY 26-for-30 SB (13.3%) – 3 @ CHW, 3 @ NYM
3. Ivan Rodriguez, DET 15-for-18 SB (16.7 %) – 4 @ BOS, 3 vs STL
4. A.J. Pierzynski, CHW 12-for-15 SB (20.0%) – 3 vs NYY, 3 @ CHC
5. Brian McCann, ATL 15-for-19 SB (21.1%) – 4 @ WAS, 3 @ BOS

Facing these catchers is good news Jose Reyes (20-for-25 SB), Carlos Beltran (5-for-7 SB), Darin Erstad (5-for-6 SB), Gary Sheffield (5-for-8 SB), Julio Lugo (11-for-11 SB), Coco Crisp (7-for-8 SB), Felipe Lopez (5-for-8 SB)


Varitek has only given up 8 steals, because very few have tested his arm. teams are running like crazy on Paulino and Gerald Laird, so of course they are going to have good CS%. I like to look at the total steals allowed and the CS% to fully understand who to platoon against.
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Postby blankman » Mon May 14, 2007 10:34 pm

Posada was top-3 in the AL last year after working a lot with Tony Pena. Not sure what's happened this year, but at least he's hitting like crazy.
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Postby buffalobillsrul2002 » Mon May 14, 2007 10:46 pm

I think Posada's problem might be with his CS% might be the Yankees P more than anything else. With the veteran rotation last year, it was harder to run, both because Posada could call better pitchers to give him a chance to throw guys out, and because the P were better at holding runners on. However, when you have 11,000,000 different pitchers pitching, and most of them not very good, Posada has to just try to get hitters out and not worry about runnners, and the same thing goes for the P...
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Postby The Jury » Tue May 15, 2007 8:57 am

deerayfan072 wrote:
buffalobillsrul2002 wrote:I think Posada's problem might be with his CS% might be the Yankees P more than anything else. With the veteran rotation last year, it was harder to run, both because Posada could call better pitchers to give him a chance to throw guys out, and because the P were better at holding runners on. However, when you have 11,000,000 different pitchers pitching, and most of them not very good, Posada has to just try to get hitters out and not worry about runnners, and the same thing goes for the P...


i would like to see how many of those SB of Variteks and Posada were from the Rays. We have been running on everyone with CC and BJ.


According to Yahoo's splits, neither Crawford nor Upton (nor the Devil Rays?) have played the Red Sox yet this year...
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