2013 Catcher Market

For those of us not to0 sold on the Pirates catching options for next season here is an early look at the free agent catchers this offseason. I’ve excluded McCann and Ruiz (options that will be picked up) and Napoli (not a full time catcher and very unlikely Pirates acquisition). The players marked with an * have options for next season and thus may not reach the free agent market. Stats are covering the last three seasons: 2010-now(9/2/2012).

Russell Martin: 30.7% CS, 91 wRC+, 6.3 WAR (2678.1 Inn, 1250 PA)
AJ Pierzynski: 23.3% CS, 97 wRC+, 6.0 WAR (2978.1 Inn, 1427 PA)
David Ross: 33.7% CS, 123 wRC+, 4.5 WAR (1015.1 Inn, 463 PA)
Yorvit Torrealba: 31.7% CS, 90 wRC+, 4.2 WAR (2055.2 Inn, 981 PA)
*Chris Iannetta: 27.4% CS, 102 wRC+, 4.2 WAR (1794.1 Inn, 819 PA)
Kelly Shoppach: 31.3% CS, 91 wRC+, 3.2 WAR (1465.1 Inn, 628 PA)
*Miguel Olivo: 33.6% CS, 74 wRC+, 2.8 WAR (2511.1 Inn, 1193 PA)
*Rod Barajas: 16.3% CS, 84 wRC+, 2.1 WAR (2209.1 Inn, 985 PA)
*Jose Molina: 36.0% CS, 84 wRC+, 2.0 WAR (1438.2 Inn, 605 PA)
Humberto Quintero: 30.3% CS, 54 wRC+, 1.6 WAR (1650.2 Inn, 692 PA)
*Chris Snyder: 22.4% CS, 86 wRC+, 1.6 WAR (1625 Inn, 723 PA)
*Henry Blanco: 48.1% CS, 74 wRC+, 1.5 WAR (795.2 Inn, 323 PA)
Ronny Paulino: 26.1% CS, 75 wRC+, 1.3 WAR (1336.2 Inn, 656 PA)
Gerald Laird: 28.3% CS, 68 wRC+, 0.4 WAR (1214 Inn, 555 PA)
Matt Treanor: 26.6% CS, 64 wRC+, 0.4 WAR (1435 Inn, 622 PA)
Brian Schneider: 22.1% CS, 69 wRC+, 0.0 WAR (870.2 Inn, 384 PA)
Wil Nieves: 22.5% CS, 44 wRC+, -0.3 WAR, (669 Inn, 299 PA)

3 Comments

The Pirates should sign Kelly Shoppach and keep McKenry as a backup

I promised myself to avoid full offseason mode to the end of the season but Shoppach will be one of the guys I discuss at length when I enter that mode starting Thursday.

Reblogged this on Battling Bucs and commented:

This has been getting a lot of views so I thought I’d repost it. Remember these numbers are a little dated but should still tell most of the story.

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