• Yanks Sign Kevin Cash

    Posted by on December 28th, 2008 · Comments (1)

    I noticed that the Yankees signed Kevin Cash to a minor league deal the other day.

    Did you know that, of all catchers with at least 500 PA in the big leagues, all-time, Kevin Cash is the second worst hitting catcher, again, in the history of the game, in terms of Offensive Winning Percentage? It’s true. Here are the stats via the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia:

     CATCHER	          OWP	 PA
     Bill Bergen	.098	3228
     Kevin Cash	.147	557
     Raul Chavez	.152	557
     Bob Davis	.166	734
     Bert Adams	.167	725
     J. Zimmerman	.173	1118
     Ray Berres	.174	1439
     Luis Pujols	.177	922
     Tony Giuliani	.178	729
     Skip Jutze	.180	708

    Only Bill Bergen – perhaps the worst hitter in the history of the game – was worse here than Cash.

    Yeah, in terms of catcher’s batting, Kevin Cash makes “no sticks” like Alberto Castillo, Jose Molina, and Chad Moeller look good.

    I guess Wil Nieves wasn’t available…

    Comments on Yanks Sign Kevin Cash

    1. Raf
      December 28th, 2008 | 9:44 am

      Yeah, not quite sure about the point behind this signing; They have Posada & Molina @ the ML level, with Cervelli & Stewart waiting in the minors.

      I guess Girardi’s going to go with 3 catchers (Posada, Molina, Cervelli) again?

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