Costing Red Sox

Mental Errors Costing Red Sox on Defense

Rick Rowand breaks down two plays riddled with multiple mental errors of the variety that have been costing the Red Sox all season long.
Boston Red Sox Catchers Frame Pitches

How Did Boston Red Sox Catchers Frame Pitches in 2016?

How did the Boston Red Sox frame pitches in 2016? Ian York uses his unique graphics and his in-depth analysis to let us know.
MLB Catcher Framing

MLB Catcher Framing in 2016

Ian York examines MLB catcher framing throughout the MLB and explains the methodology he uses to figure out how catchers performed in 2016.
2016 MLB Catcher Framing Rankings

2016 MLB Catcher Framing Rankings

Ian York presents his 2016 MLB catcher framing rankings as well as his explanation behind the methodology used to calculate the framing numbers.
2015 MLB Catcher Framing Rankings

2015 MLB Catcher Framing Rankings

Ian York presents his 2015 MLB catcher framing rankings as well as his explanation behind the methodology used to calculate the framing numbers.

How Has Sandy Leon’s Framing Been in 2016?

Ian York uses PITCHf/x to analyze Sandy Leon's framing to determine if the catcher has made any improvements behind the plate.

Rulebook 101: Climbing the Walls

Brandon Magee explains why climbing the walls can be acceptable behavior from time to time, using a play by Anthony Rizzo as an example.

Jackie Bradley Jr Shows Off His Rocket-Laser Arm

Dave McCullough break down a play in which Jackie Bradley Jr displays his excellent arm, as well as superb body control.

How Has Christian Vazquez’s Framing Been?

The Boston Red Sox have dealt with inconsistency and injuries behind the plate this season, and yet the team is in second place. This made Ian York wonder how Christian Vazquez's framing has been thus far since his offense...

Catcher in the Outfield: Blake Swihart

When the Boston Red Sox needed a left fielder, they turned to their  super-utility man, Brock Holt. With Holt on the shelf, Boston has been relying on a combination of offseason acquisition Chris Young, and a newcomer to the outfield....

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