Dewan: Pitch framing: Which is it gonna be, Atlanta?

From SABR member John Dewan at ACTA Sports on January 26, 2017:

Last week, the Atlanta Braves added Kurt Suzuki as their backup catcher behind Tyler Flowers. With this new addition, let’s examine how the Braves stack up defensively at the catcher position. There are five different components of Defensive Runs Saved (DRS) for catchers: Stolen Base Runs Saved, Bunts Runs Saved, Good Play/Misplay Runs Saved, Adjusted Earned Runs Saved, and Strike Zone Runs Saved.

Strike Zone Runs Saved gives the number of runs a catcher saves or costs his team due to his ability or inability to draw extra strike calls. Here are the leaders in Strike Zone Runs Saved from 2014 to 2016.

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Originally published: January 26, 2017. Last Updated: January 26, 2017.