Colorado Rockies: 3 ways that Tony Wolters can improve to provide value for club
The one area where there is only marginal room for improvement in the repertoire of Wolters is his ability to nab baserunners.
Last year, Wolters was fifth in baseball in runners caught stealing. J.T. Realmuto rose above the pack with 43 of his own, nearly double the amount Wolters had in second.
Realmuto isn’t the blueprint. Finding a way for Wolters to become the league’s best catcher simply isn’t feasible since Realmuto throughout more runners and Realmuto is also better than Wolters (as are many other catchers) in the last topic we’ll discuss. If it was, the proof would’ve already shown itself in the proverbial pudding.
This year, Wolters has only caught one runner stealing and has allowed eight stolen bases. His pop time has stayed consistent, so the numbers figure to level out, though the shortened season will shrink stats across the league.
Among the many improvements, Wolters could make to bring value to the Rockies, catching runners is the least concerning but, nonetheless, it is something that the Rockies’ primary backstop can improve upon, as least in the results.