How Does Kansas City’s Catching Stack up?

Posted: 16th October 2009 by Clark Fosler in MLB
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Today, we begin a series of columns in whicháI will examine the Royals versus their Central Division comrades on a position by position basis in an attempt to determine just how close (or how far) this team is from truly contending in the division.ááá We will start with the catchers and examine the offensive production each team enjoyed (or endured) in 2009:á á BA OBP SLG OPS KC .269 .309 .502 .811 CHI .281 .322 .413 .735 CLE .228 .333 .374 .707 DET .215 .294 .326 .620 MIN .337 .412 .510 .921 á Obviously, Minnesota enjoys a huge advantage over the rest of the division as long as they have Joe Mauer catching for them (as an aside, given the premium position he plays, is Joe Mauer the best player in baseball right now?). Af ...

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