"In a 7 inning game your pitcher goes the distance giving up only 1 run. In the top of the 8th your team scores the go ahead run(2-1). Would you put your pitcher back out to close in the extra inning. Only 2 k's and no fastball?"
A catcher that is great at framing pitches can save a team a run every 200 pitches. Those add up.The Art of Pitch Framingwww.grantland.comTrying to turn balls into strikes isn't new, but the catchers who do it well may soon be more prized than ever.