Sunday, February 28, 2010
23 years old
6'1" 20 pounds
2nd major league season
Bats L/Throws R
The Good: Was born in October of 1986, the day after the Mets won championship #2. He knows his abilities, works the count, and rifles balls up the middle for singles. He also is an on base machine.
The bad: Average defense (adequate receiver), below average arm strength (low arm slot causes his ball to tail), and not a great game caller; needs more experience (Only played 26 games as a catcher in his 1st 3 years of pro ball). Doesn't have any/a lot of power (8 HRs in 402 minor league games).
Role: Will spend time with Chris Coste mentoring him in AAA, and may be called up in September for more experience. Doesn't project as an all-star, but could be a solid regular if he continues to progress/improve his defense.
Link to the other catchers on the 40 man roster:
Posted by Anthony at 9:22 PM