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Orioles taking catcher framing metrics into account in search for Matt Wieters' replacement

Orioles taking catcher framing metrics into account in search for Matt Wieters' replacement

In replacing four-time All-Star Matt Wieters, the Orioles seem to be searching for a more complete catcher than the offensive-minded one that will likely sign elsewhere in free agency. And in the eyes of some, that means relying on the traditional scouting methods as well as some defensive pitch-framing metrics that have become more mainstream.

Already this offseason, free agent Jason Castro signed a three-year, $24.5 million contact with the Minnesota Twins based on the strength of his ability to present balls outside the strike zone as strikes and keep strikes inside the zone for umpires to properly call. Likewise, the Arizona Diamondbacks nontendered Welington Castillo,...

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