Don wrote:If you just watched the Mariners and Orioles game, you witnessed one of the best catch and throws I have seen since Pudge or Benito in their hay days. Matt Weiters is simply amazing behind the plate and if he is snubbed in the All-Star game something is wrong. He flat out beat Ichiro by three steps and it one hopped to Brian Roberts.
Again simply amazing throw!
Overall leaders: Matt Wieters may not be setting the world on fire with his bat (although he's above average in this run environment, very good for a catcher), he's been exclennent defensively, which is, of course, mostly ignored, since a guy has to be old and an awful hitter before his defense is praised. He's currently the overall leader at +5.7 runs.
Caught Stealing Leaders and Trailers: As you might expect, this is the main difference between catchers at this point, with Wieters (his arm is Deadly Accurate!)...
Passed Balls and Wild PItches Leaders and Trailers: Wieters leads the way here as well at +2.2 runs