During this afternoon’s Yankees-Red Sox game, FOX broadcaster Tim McCarver brings up the ridiculous year Jorge Posada is having. Discussion quickly turns to his defense, and McCarver says:
“His throwing this year has been superb.” (emphasis his)
I’m assuming McCarver is talking about Posada’s throwing out basestealers, not returning the ball to the pitcher every pitch. Let’s take a look. Posada is 18th out of 22 qualified catchers in CS% this year, at 24%. In fact, it is his worst year in this respect since 1997. Yes, 1997.
So, no, Tim McCarver – you are wrong.
EDIT: The Red Sox stole two bases (on two separate steals, not a double steal) shortly after McCarver said this.