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Monday, June 15, 2009

Is Posada's time behind the plate over?

While he's still hitting pretty well, it may be time to realize that, at this point in his career, Jorge Posada is better suited as a designated hitter. One stat that may bear that out is Catcher's ERA (CERA). The stat is fairly simple: it breaks down the pitching staff's ERA when each catcher is behind the plate.

Posada sports a MLB-worst 6.46 ERA. With Francisco Cervelli (who I am still shocked to see in the majors), the staff is pitching to a 4.45 ERA.

Cervelli has already coaxed a shutout from CC Sabathia, as well as the best start of the season from A.J. Burnett.

What do you think? Is it time for the Yanks to switch catchers?


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