Catcher Numbers

For catchers in Scoresheet Baseball, the first number given on the Player List corresponds to the number of opposing runners stealing successfully per nine innings, and the second number represents the number of runners caught stealing per nine innings. These are NOT percentages, but actual numbers averaged per nine innings. The lower the first number, and the higher the second number, the better the catcher! For a full time catcher, the way to compare these numbers is that a difference of .10 in opposition stolen bases (first number) is worth about 12 to 15 points in batting average (or two to three home runs), and a difference of .10 in caught stealing (second number) is worth about 20 to 25 points in batting average (or about four to five home runs over the course of a season). Like all fielding ranges, catcher numbers will be used for the entire season - how well a catcher throws during the current week in the majors is NOT considered.

When drafting, you should consider a player's fielding ability (both range and fielding percentage) to some degree. This important statistic is commonly overlooked in other fantasy games, but is utilized in Scoresheet Baseball to reflect the value of solid fielding to a baseball team.


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