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11-12-2012, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Faidh ar Rud Eigin View Post
JPA is an above-average catcher, other teams considered that. Like I said, you would be laughed at if you said JPA is no better than Mathis and is one of the worst catchers in the league. It's really the same as hockey fans who use CORSI, just on a larger scale. Sabametrics has it's place, but when you use it as an end all be all like you are, it's useless, pointless. The way you talk, no team should give more than an midling prospect for JPA or an OK relief pitcher, which is completely ludicrous. Mathis was had for nothing, and you think JPA is no better.

24th in OPS amongst catchers with at least 200 at bats this season. Pretty bad for an offensive catcher. Also OPS is not a sabremetric stat.

JPA has 1 good tool. Power, that's it. Poor plate discipline, allergic to walks, poor contact rate (he'll strike out more than 30% of the time).

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