Sunday, March 15, 2015

Andover's Ryan Hanigan Near Top In C Stats

New Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan—the pride of Andover (MA) High School—came to Boston in the trade that sent Will Middlebrooks to San Diego. Hanigan—previously with the Reds and Rays—has managed to place himself among positional leaders in a number of key categories. For example, Hanigan is #1 in baseball in both catcher fielding percentage and catcher's ERA. He's also fifth in shutouts caught. He will likely catch about 40% of Boston's games this year and should prove to be a valuable veteran influence on both Christian Vazquez and Blake Swihart.