Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Bertz wrote:Sammy Sofa wrote:For someone with the inclination to figure it out, which of these catchers with a decent RAA are FA this year?
Looks like Mathis(1), Grandal(2), and Maldonado(8). Austin Hedges(10), could probably be had in trade without it being painful.
Also. I find it funny that Alex Avila is on the positive side of the ledger, after being horrific last year. I think this stuff is generally directionally correct, but IMO the magnitude is probably ~half of what the numbers say.
It's helpful to look at multiple years too, occasionally you have big swings and looking at a longer time horizon helps shape the reality of what you're seeing.
I mentioned them in my original post, but Mathis and Maldonado are both consistently very strong framers so they can at least satisfy that end, because they are both abominable hitters.
In my initial FA looks the last few weeks I completely forgot about Maldonado. Doing to look at it today I think he’s really clearly my #1 target for the role if they look to upgrade. I like him a ton for the role.