I thought they did hit better than average. They were certainly blazing at the start of the season, but they must have really cratered. Even if it did not, there’s no justification for a good grade, Their defense is terrible, though, so that’s even less reason to give the catching a passing grade. AR May be great but he’s not even at AA yet.
Lol..this doesn’t make any sense.
This rating is based on the ORGANIZATIONAL catching situation. This isn’t, who has good ML catchers.
Rutschman is a top 5 prospect and talked about as one of the best C prospects ever.
Right now, the Orioles catching organizational C situation is one of the best in the sport just because of that.
The only reason its not an A+ is because Adley isn’t up here and performing.
Now, of course, a lot of this is based on potential but so what? All of these types of lists are based on potential.
Bundy had a good 11-start short season. But he was also really good in his first 11 starts in 2017 (2.89 ERA in 71.2 IP). His performance degraded as that year went along. This year, Bundy was dominant his first 4 starts (1.57 ERA) but more spotty in the final 7 (4.66 ERA), in which he had 3 pretty poor starts. So, it’s really hard to know how he would have fared over 30ish starts.
I wish the league would tell batters who hang out with their bodies essentially in the strike zone that they're going to enforce the rules that say if you don't make an attempt to avoid the HBP you don't get first base.
Or maybe they just make the rule that the batter's box is three dimensional, and if you set up your stance with any part of your body outside the box it's illegal. Punishment: any HBP anywhere on the batter is a strike. Would have been awesome if they'd done that when Jose Bautista was still playing.