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Barnhart gains from improved defensive metrics

Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart is a prime example of a good defensive player getting his due thanks to improved defensive metrics.
Via Reds.com
7 days ago

The Red Report 2018 - Tucker Barnhart

The Reds’ Gold Glove catcher heads into 2018 as the No. 1 catcher for the first time in his career. Fast Facts Born on January 7, 1991 in Indianapolis, IN. Second only to Derek Grimes as the most famous person from Indiana. Led all National League catchers in dWAR (2.8) and caught stealing percentage (44%) in 2017. He won the Gold Glove in 2017, becoming the first Reds’ catcher...
Via Red Reporter
13 days ago

Tucker Barnhart on Catching

Tucker Barnhart has quietly emerged as one of the better backstops in baseball. He leads MLB catchers in Defensive Runs Saved (14) and fielding percentage (.999), and he’s thrown out 22 of 50 runners attempting to steal. He’s coming around with the bat, as well. The switch-hitter is slashing a solid .271/.340/.398. Lauded for his leadership, Barnhart is becoming an increasingly vital...
Via Fangraphs
August 15, 2017  |  Discuss

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