Re: A Realistic Look at 2011: Part II
posted at 4/13/2011 3:34 PM EDT
In Response to Re: A Realistic Look at 2011: Part II
harness, while you were gone I openly wondered about us getting Martin to catch. What are your views on his CERA-related abilities?
Posted by moonslav59
Well, he's been a work horse for the Dodgers, so there's not much to go on.
Here's some data dating back to his Rookie year: (Keep in mind the short sample sizes):
D. Lowe w/Martin 3.30 ERA
w/Navarro: 1.69 (32 IP)
C. Billingsly (2010) w/Martin: 4.18 ERA (97 IP)
w/Bajaras: 2.43 ERA (40 IP)
w/Ellis: 2.50 ERA (36 IP)
Kershaw: (2009) w/Martin: 3.33 ERA (127 IP)
w/Ausmus: 1.29 ERA (42 IP)
Kershaw: (2010) w/Martin: 2.94 ERA (137 IP)
w/Barajas: 2.53 EEA (32 IP)
H.Kurota (2010) w/Martin: 3.56 ERA (116 IP)
w/Barajas: 2.11 ERA ( 36 IP)
These are all I could find for the key starters with more than 30 IP.
The consistency against Martin raises a warning flag.
Offensive-minded catchers tend to be that way because that's where their skill-set lies. There are obvious exceptions.
I'm not sure how much of an upgrade, if any, he is over Posada.