Late night revelations are few and far between. Yet, that is exactly what happened the night after hearing that Chris Iannetta would be out with wrist surgery for six to eight weeks. With prospect Hank Conger on the DL in Triple A, the Angels catching platoon is now minor league lifer John Hester and the offensively sub-par Bobby Wilson. Which led to a question to arise upon waking up well before the alarm: has any team had less production from the catcher position than the Angels since the beginning of the 2011 season?
Thanks to Fangraphs, that research can easily be done. Here's a list of where the offensive production from catching position that the Angels have received since the beginning of the 2011 season lies in relation to all 30 major league teams.
So no, the Angels are not last in offensive production from the catcher position. Just very, very close to the worst.
In most of these statistics, the Astros were the worst with the exception of HRs and BABIP (where the Angels were the worst). This, of course, isn't entirely surprising. With the consistent playing time of the offensively anemic Jeff Mathis in the 2011 season, it could be assumed the Angels were going to rate low. Seeing it on paper, though, seems to make such revelation all that much worse.