Foolish Baseball has made a new video about Baseball stats and how they should be viewed in various examples. I always enjoy watching baseball bits and this time out, it was definitely worth a look. Why? Because I see a lot of Mets fans still blaming the catcher for caught stealing %. Which is wrong.
Obviously catchers are part of good caught stealing numbers. Pop time is a good stat to measure how quick a catcher gets the ball from his glove to a fielder trying to tag the runner. Obviously, the best catchers with the best pop time, have the best odds to throw out runners. It just isn’t the catchers responsibility alone.
Without spoiling any more, lets give the newest Baseball Bits a look.