Catching stats may be the simplest, most basic of the basic stats. A because a catcher’s main goal is to lead the pitcher, catching doesn’t require a ton of stats. In fact, most of what a catcher can do isn’t quantifiable.
Caught Stealing (CS)
Caught Stealing is basically what it sounds like: how many times a catcher throws out a would-be base-stealer. Every time a base-runner tries to steal a base and is thrown out, the catcher is credited with a caught stealing.
Caught Stealing Percentage (CS%)
This is also simple. How many times is a catcher successful in catching would-be base-stealers? The formula is caught stealing / stolen base attempts.
So that’s everything for this post. Now that I’ve got the basic stats out of the way, I’ll be able to dive deeper into Statcast and Analytics.