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Offline Lintyfresh85

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #350: July 21, 2009, 03:02:19 PM »
Josh Bard averages .652 passed balls and wild pitches per game in 2009.
Jesus Flores averaged .613.
Wil Nieves averages .474.
(http://www.hardballtimes.com/thtstats/main/index.php?view=catching&linesToDisplay=50&qual_filter=ignore&season_filter%5B0%5D=2009&league_filter%5B0%5D=All&Submit=Submit&orderBy=wpPlusPbPerG&direction=DESC&page=1)


Wild pitches aren't always the catchers fault though... and in fact are charged on the pitcher.

While some will be the catchers fault, not all are.

For some reason, Wil has 2x as many assists than Bard in fewer innings (25 x 13). 


That's because Nieves doesn't know how to pitch to the bottom of the order. He shows too much respect to 8 hitter who gets on and then the pitcher sac bunts him over... thus the reason he has twice as many assist. He has twice as many sac bunts to pick up and throw out.