Two weeks ago, I published Deconstructing the Catcher: Valuating the Five Tools of the Backstop. It was long. But it was actually even longer. In an effort to keep the piece from reaching “War and Peace” lengths, I edited out a lot. I was pleased to see that my article had a favorable response, not just from the Crawfish Boxes community, but outside the Astros fan community as well.
In one of the later sections of the article, “Reconstructing the Catcher”, I explored using each catcher’s skill spectrum scores to created weighted Overall Spectrum Scores. In the weighted overall score, each skill is weighted by their relative impact to team success to create an overall score for the catcher, roughly on a 0 to 100 scale.