FanGraphs Audio: Professional Positional Power Rankers

Episode 968

This week on the podcast, Dan Szymborski and Ben Clemens go over their work on the 2022 positional power rankings.

Dan wrote about the league’s catchers, so the duo discuss Will Smith’s sneaky stardom, Yasmani Grandal’s wild 2021 stat line, and how the importance of framing makes Salvador Perez a controversial backstop. Meanwhile, Ben covered second and third base, so we also hear about where Luis Arraez fits in for the Twins (and their curious situation at third), the career arc of Gleyber Torres, and whether Ben thinks he would give Jose Altuve a Hall of Fame vote when the time comes. Finally, Ben shares his favorite video game of the year so far, and it probably isn’t the one you think.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximate 50 minute play time.)

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