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…