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According to Max Marchi’s work on The Hardball Times presented earlier this year, Barajas is one of...

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According to Max Marchi’s work on The Hardball Times presented earlier this year, Barajas is one of the game’s very best pitch framers. Among starting catchers, only Russell Martin and Brian McCann do better in that area, which was pretty much impossible to evaluate before PITCHf/x data came along. The Pirates probably have their own proprietary data on the subject that also suggests Barajas ranks among the game’s best defensive catchers. -Matthew Pouliot, "Why were the Pirates so quick to pounce on Rod Barajas?", NBCSports.com, 11/10/11
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