Caught Stealing Leaders – Behind the Plate

by Bill Chuck on July 19, 2013

You can’t minimize the added value a catcher who throws out prospective stealers brings to a team.

The MLB average is pretty low

Tm SB CS CS%
LgAvg 51 19 27%
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/19/2013.

Catchers over the 40% mark

Rk Tm G SB CS CS% ▾
1 Jeff Mathis MIA 29 8 13 62%
2 Tim Federowicz LAD 22 6 7 54%
3 Yan Gomes CLE 38 9 10 53%
4 Ryan Hanigan CIN 45 10 11 52%
5 A.J. Ellis LAD 63 22 22 50%
6 Francisco Cervelli NYY 17 2 2 50%
7 Russell Martin PIT 72 24 22 48%
8 Guillermo Quiroz SFG 28 9 8 47%
9 Joe Mauer MIN 59 15 13 46%
10 Yadier Molina STL 84 16 13 45%
11 Matt Wieters BAL 83 22 17 44%
12 Hank Conger LAA 35 17 12 41%
13 Chris Stewart NYY 62 16 11 41%
14 Chris Snyder BAL 5 3 2 40%
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/19/2013.

These guys are below 20%

Tm SB CS CS% ▾
Jarrod Saltalamacchia BOS 44 10 19%
Anthony Recker NYM 14 3 18%
Tony Cruz STL 5 1 17%
Corky Miller CIN 5 1 17%
Jose Lobaton TBR 34 6 15%
Martin Maldonado MIL 17 3 15%
Wilson Ramos WSN 11 2 15%
Bryan Holaday DET 6 1 14%
Wil Nieves ARI 6 1 14%
John Jaso OAK 27 4 13%
Michael McKenry PIT 35 5 13%
Kurt Suzuki WSN 43 6 12%
Carlos Santana CLE 39 5 11%
Chris Iannetta LAA 54 6 10%
Yasmani Grandal SDP 11 1 8%
Jesus Montero SEA 23 1 4%
Brandon Bantz SEA 2 0 0%
Steven Lerud PHI 2 0 0%
Lou Marson CLE 4 0 0%
Josh Phegley CHW 4 0 0%
Hector Sanchez SFG 10 0 0%
Jhonatan Solano WSN 6 0 0%
Jesus Sucre SEA 2 0 0%
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/19/2013.

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