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Best Catchers to Run On?

Postby kaiser » Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:24 pm

I'm going to be targeting steals for the rest of the saeson. Anyone know where I can find a good article on the best catchers to run on?
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Re: Best Catchers to Run On?

Postby Ender » Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:31 pm

Dunno but Estrada from the Brewers has one of the bigger noodle arms I've ever seen.
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Re: Best Catchers to Run On?

Postby shmolex » Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:38 pm

Rotoworld's "the week ahead" article tells you every week which catchers are the worst and best. Here is a link to the last week's article.

http://rotoworld.com/content/features/c ... leid=28651
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Re: Best Catchers to Run On?

Postby buffalobillsrul2002 » Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:21 am

Another hint to help you too with this: Look at the starting pitchers to run on. Usually the pitcher has more of an effect on the runners being held on than the C does...
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Re: Best Catchers to Run On?

Postby avsfan4ever33 » Sun Aug 12, 2007 11:31 am

Jason Kendall - he has yet to throw out anyone attempting to steal this season. 8-o
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Re: Best Catchers to Run On?

Postby rmande09 » Sun Aug 12, 2007 11:58 am

I would agree with the poster two posts above me; focus more on the SP than the catcher. Most of the catcher's in the MLB have a good enough arm to throw anyone out, assuming the ball gets to them quick enough. Guys who throw lots of breaking balls, work slowly, and take forever to get to the plate are good guys to target. Tim Wakefield, the Weaver brothers, Daisuke, etc. Usually it's tough to predict against lefties, because they usually do a decent job of holding runners on.
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Re: Best Catchers to Run On?

Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:40 pm

I'd say you want to look at both pitchers and catchers. This thread is a litle dated, but has some good info on pitchers:

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=165395&hilit=steals+pitchers
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Re: Best Catchers to Run On?

Postby AllStar215 » Sun Aug 12, 2007 1:20 pm

Was Lecroy the guy that got taken out in the middle of an inning couple years ago because he couldn't reach 2nd base :-?
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Re: Best Catchers to Run On?

Postby buffalobillsrul2002 » Sun Aug 12, 2007 1:30 pm

Was Lecroy the guy that got taken out in the middle of an inning couple years ago because he couldn't reach 2nd base


Yeah.... that was really sad.....
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Re: Best Catchers to Run On?

Postby Snakes Gould » Sun Aug 12, 2007 1:37 pm

avsfan4ever33 wrote:Jason Kendall - he has yet to throw out anyone attempting to steal this season. 8-o


WOW. 8-o

chris young is also very good to steal on ;-D
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