Author Topic: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's  (Read 6268 times)

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Offline blue911

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #100: August 04, 2012, 11:52:27 AM »
Even if the Nats are swapping one offensively inept backstop for another, the new one will be better defensively. Suzuki has been below-average at fielding batted balls, but he seems to excel at everything else. According to Max Marchi’s research, Suzuki saved the sixth-most runs of any catcher from 2008-2011 through game-calling and framing and was also the sixth-best at blocking pitches. He’s thrown out 38 percent of attempted basestealers this season, well above the 27 percent league rate.