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But how Cervelli hits is secondary, even to Cervelli.
In the past, the Yankees would have dipped into the free-agent market and signed someone with a bigger bat and a bigger name — A.
Pierzynski, perhaps, who was coming off a homer season, or another offense-first option like Mike Napoli, who signed with the rival Red Sox. Cervelli and Stewart can do more to help the Yankees win with a subtle shift of the glove than Mariano Rivera can with his cutter, than Brett Gardner can in the outfield, than Ichiro can with his arm and his base-running ability combined.
And one need only look at the lineup card to see how valuable the Yankees believe it is. They both pass through the strike zone 21 inches off the ground, between In fact, the two pitches are similar in just about every respect but their outcomes.
The top one, thrown by James Shields last July, is a strike, but the bottom one, thrown by Liam Hendriks last June, is a ball. But we do know one important variable that differs between the two pitches — the catcher.
And that may have made all the difference. Concentrate on the catchers in those clips. Molina sets up farther outside, so even though the pitch to him is farther from the plate, he catches it in the center of his body. Doumit has to reach for the ball, drawing attention to its distance from the strike zone.
The bases are empty in both clips, giving the catchers the freedom to set up any way they want without worrying about base runners. But only Molina goes down to one knee to present a lower, more stable target. This sends the ball farther outside the zone and forces him to jerk the glove back up in an exaggerated fashion.
He makes a much more subtle upward movement, and it takes about half as much time for his glove to come to rest. Go back towhen Molina top was with Toronto and Doumit bottom played for Pittsburgh. Both are four-seamers on counts called by umpire Mike Winters.
Again, we see the call go one way for Molina and the other for Doumit. Molina times his reception to catch the ball with his glove already on the rise.
Baseball is often described as a chess match between batter and pitcher. He concluded that pitch framing can make a major impact, and it also is more consistent from year to year than even reliable offensive metrics like on-base percentage or slugging percentage.
Fast found that Molina, the best receiver, was worth 35 runs above average per games, and Doumit, the worst, was worth 26 runs below average. After Houston hired Fast, another analyst named Max Marchi succeeded him at Baseball Prospectus 2 and brought with him a sophisticated model for framing that accounted for most of the potentially confounding factors:Naviance (Family Connection) is designed to allow parents and students to access a variety of online resources, to communicate with their school, to prepare for success after high school, as well as a number of other helpful tools.
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