Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Matt Treanor: the Newest Dodger
The Dodgers have signed catcher Matt Treanor to a 1 year 1 million dollar deal. Treanor had a .2 WAR in 2011, and a WAR average over the past 3 years of -.07. So he has actually been playing under replacement baseball over the past 3 years. Over 8 years, he has posted a grand total of .2 WAR. Perhaps when thinking about WAR, Matt Treanor should be envisioned as the "replacement player". He is not good behind the plate, with a -.8 D-WAR. In his offensive career, Treanor has a .315 OBP, OPS + of 67, and O4S of 1.567. These are terrible numbers, and his more basic metrics are no better, as his PAPP is 3.31 and his PPG is .57. His Secondary Average is .195 (under .200 is considered very poor), his ISO just .082, explaining why his BABIP is just .272, he doesn't hit the ball hard. He has just a 3.4 Runs Created per Game metric, and an Offensive Winning percentage of .346. The only good thing you can say about him is that he is an above average walker and he sees 3.94 pitches per plate appearance. His PPS is above average at 93.26, but this one metric is not good enough to cancel out all the other really bad things about Treanor. Usually a 1 year 1 million dollar deal on a veteran is a great deal, but not this time.