Re: Time to Bench Salty
posted at 9/17/2012 8:56 PM EDT
In response to southpaw777's comment:
If it improved at all with the way this staff has pitched this year then thats saying something...Next year should Paint a clearer picture...
OK, I ran the numbers again...
Sidenote: CERA is not supposed to be used this way. It is best used by comparing pitcher by pitcher- one by one- and how they do with each catcher.
These are the aggregate numbers:
Salty from day 1 of 2011 to April 25th of 2012:
Inn: 953 / ERs: 517 CERA 4.88
Salty from April 26th to September 16:
Inn: 713 / ERs: 341 CERA 4.30
Shopp & Lava from 4/26 to 9/16:
Inn: 450 / ERs 220 CERA 4.40
Remember, this includes the 8 inning/19 ER game on 8/31 and the 12 inn/ 10 ER game of August 25th. I know everyones CERA would be better if you could thow out the worst 2 games, but here are Salty's post April 25th numbers minus those 2 bad games:
693 inn/ 312 ERs 4.05 CERA
Salty has improved his CERA since April 25th.
Salty has more than cut in half his PB + WPs from 2011 to 2012.
Salty has improved his OPS from .737 to .775 from '11 to '12.
At age 27 & 28, VTek was leading MLB in PBs.
At age 28, VTek hit .248 with an OPS of .730.
We all know that serious growth is possible after the age of 27 & 28, especially at the catcher position.