Factually Incorrect

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.

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