Yesterday, Baseball Prospectus released a study with a very intense look at quantifying catcher blocking and pitch framing. The study showed that Russell Martin's framing and blocking last year was with 2.4 wins, while Chris Stewart's work with the Yankees was worth 1.9 wins. I asked Clint Hurdle about the idea of finding value behind framing and blocking after yesterday's game to get his input on the study.
"I know our industry is continuing to try and find a way to put value on skills," Hurdle said. "Measurable value on a lot of things. And there is value to a catcher's ability to not just frame, but to get strikes, to block well, to keep the other team from [stealing bases]. It's something that we've looked in to as an organization to have our own gauge of measurability. It's all par...
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