2019 Angelswin.com Primer Series: Catcher

By: ettin | December 8, 2018 By Robert Cunningham, Angelswin.com Senior Writer As you can see from the chart above Billy Eppler clearly emphasized team defense and run prevention over batter’s box production last year. Heading into the off-season, the Angels have parted ways (at least temporarily) with excellent defensive backstop Martin Maldonado and are now in the position of finding a replacement, primary catcher. Because Eppler clearly values defense behind the dish, controlling the running game, and pitch framing, our next choice will need to be at least average or better with at least two of those skills...

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