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August 15, 2009

BDD’s Defensive Metrics series: C

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 15, 2009 12:46 am
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Brian Joseph:

How do we measure catcher’s defense? Who knows, really. While there’s plenty of data available, it is rare to find anyone taking a stab at it. As I was working on this series and thinking how to look at catchers in a different way, I came across chuckb’s post at Beyond the Box Score called “An Attempt to Capture Catcher Defense.” At the same time, I was working on my own way to measure catcher’s defense. The similarities were evident. Using some of the same logic and with some help from our own Rob McQuown on determining what values to use (because Rob is more knowledgeable than me when it comes to that stuff!), here’s what I came up with and how I got there: …

Here is the C entry:

C (aBrR, DPAR, SAPR, CDIR, CDIR/120, DIRaa/120)

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