Dodgers Catchers Have Been Productive Since The Break

Rod Barajas has led a second half resurgence at the plate for Dodgers catchers.

Dodger catchers struggled for a large part of the season, but for the most part have been just about as expected. Having Rod Barajas as the lead catcher generally means sacrificing some on-base percentage for power, and the numbers have played out as such. National League catchers are hitting .250/.320/.386 this season, while the Dodger backstops are at .230/.305/.403.

However, the Dodgers catchers have greatly improved at the plate since the All-Star break. Here are the total numbers for all four Dodger catchers this season, which include a few plate appearances as pinch hitter as well.

Dodgers Catchers Before 2011 All-Star Break
Catcher PA 2B HR R RBI BA/OBP/SLG OPS
Rod Barajas 197 6 8 15 21 .220/.262/.385 .646
Dioner Navarro 126 4 2 7 9 .183/.234/.287 .521
A.J. Ellis 56 0 0 4 5 .222/.364/.222 .586
Hector Gimenez 7 0 0 0 0 .143/.143/.143 .286
Totals (92 games) 386 10 10 26 35 .206/.265/.327 .592

 

Dodgers Catchers After 2011 All-Star Break
Catcher PA 2B HR R RBI BA/OBP/SLG OPS
Rod Barajas 104 5 7 12 22 .269/.337/.548 .885
Dioner Navarro 76 2 3 6 8 .213/.347/.393 .740
A.J. Ellis 23 1 2 4 3 .421/.522/.789 1.311
Totals (51 games) 203 8 12 22 33 .266/.361/.520 .882

Lineups

Dana Eveland makes his second start for the Dodgers, with Ryan Vogelsong starting for the Giants.

Justin Sellers, who has started 17 games at shortstop and five more games at second base, makes his first career start at third base. He played 15 games at third base in Triple A Albuquerque this season.

Rookie Brandon Belt starts in left field for the Giants, his 11th start in left this season. Belt, a first baseman by trade, has also started once in right field.

Dodgers Giants
SS Gordon CF Christian
3B Sellers
2B Keppinger
CF Kemp RF Beltran
RF Rivera 3B Sandoval
1B Loney 1B Pill
LF Sands LF Belt
C Ellis SS Cabrera
2B Carroll C Sanchez
P Eveland P Vogelsong

Game Time: 6:05 p.m.

TV: Prime Ticket

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